Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos III: Keynotes

He was a sensation at the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, and you can hear the first Japanese-born Gold Medalist, Nobuyuki Tsujii, at Carnegie Hall on a series with some of the most esteemed performers on his instrument: András Schiff, Richard Goode, and Maurizio Pollini.
November 3, 2011
Juho Pohjonen
February 27, 2012
Simon Trpceski
May 2, 2012
András Schiff

Juho Pohjonen

Zankel Hall
Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 7:30 PM


Juho Pohjonen, Piano


BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 15 in D Major, "Pastoral"
DEBUSSY Estampes
·· Pagodes
·· La soirée dans Grenade
·· Jardins sous la pluie
CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28

RAVEL Prélude from Le Tombeau de Couperin
“If we needed proof that exciting new talent is in the pipeline, there was the marvelous American debut of Juho Pohjonen,” wrote The New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini. This is your chance to hear for yourself what makes Pohjonen so special, as he brings a program that showcases his luminous virtuosity and crystalline technique.


Grieg Til Våren

Juho Pohjonen, Piano
Music @ Menlo LIVE

Simon Trpceski

Zankel Hall
Monday, February 27, 2012 | 7:30 PM


Simon Trpceski, Piano


LISZT Prelude and Fugue in A Minor (after J.S. Bach)
LISZT Petrarch Sonnet No. 104 from Années de pèlerinage
LISZT Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor
SCHUBERT 16 German Dances, D.783
SCHUBERT Wandererfantasie, D. 760

SHAHOV In Struga
LISZT Ständchen (after Schubert, Schwanengesang, D.957)
CHOPIN Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28, No. 24
From Macedonia to the world, Simon Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable young pianists to emerge in recent years, performing with the greatest orchestras and delighting audiences across the globe. With impeccable technique and delicate expression, he performs a virtuosic program that includes Schubert’s epic “Wanderer Fantasy.”


Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, "Funeral March" (Scherzo)

Simon Trpčeski, Piano
EMI Classics

András Schiff

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:30 PM


András Schiff, Piano


BACH Invention in C Major, BWV 772
BACH Invention in E Minor, BWV 778
BACH Invention in G Major, BWV 781
BARTÓK Ten Pieces from Gyermekeknek (For Children), Book II
BACH Invention in D Minor, BWV 775
BACH Invention in F Major, BWV 779
BACH Invention in A Minor, BWV 784
BARTÓK Three Burlesques, Op. 8c
BACH Invention in E-flat Major, BWV 776
BACH Invention in G Minor, BWV 782
BACH Invention in B-flat Major, BWV 785
JÖRG WIDMANN Zirkustänze (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BACH Invention in E Major, BWV 777
BACH Invention in B Minor, BWV 786
BACH Invention in D Major, BWV 774
BARTÓK Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Mikrokosmos, Book VI
BACH Invention in F Minor, BWV 780
BACH Invention in A Major, BWV 783
BACH Invention in C Minor, BWV 773
BEETHOVEN Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Adieu, Haydée I from Hommage à Bartók
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Adieu, Haydée II from Hommage à Bartók
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Rituale, in Memoriam Strém Kálmán (US Premiere)
GYÖRGY KURTÁG In Memory of a Pure Soul: Klara Schiff in Memoriam (US Premiere)
BARTÓK Out of Doors Suite

BRAHMS Intermezzo in E-flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846
BRAHMS Intermezzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 117, No.2
SCHUBERT Hungarian Melody in B Minor, D. 817
When András Schiff plays Bach, every phrase reveals a passionate love for the music that always adds up to exemplary performances. As New York magazine puts it, “András Schiff would make Bach proud.” Here, Schiff turns his attention to the two-part inventions, as well as music by Bartók, Beethoven, and György Kurtág, plus a world premiere by Jörg Widmann, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.


J.S. Bach Invention No.1 in C, BWV772a

András Schiff, Piano