We are delighted to announce Thomas Pandolfi’s livestream on Sunday the 28th of March.
The concert is presented by Maryland Concert Series.
The program of the recital, mainly dedicated to the great Polish composer Frederick Chopin, will include piano masterpieces like:
Chopin's Nocturne op.9 n.2
Chopin's Etudes op.10 n.12 and op.25 n.1
Chopin's Heroic Polonaie op.53.
Thomas Pandolfi is also presenting his own transcriptions of Leonard Bernstein's Rhapsody on Themes from West Side Story and George Gershwin's Song Medley.
The concert will be available on M4arts.org for 24 hours from Sunday March 28 at noon until Monday March 29.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and be inspired by one of the piano virtuosos of our times.
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You will receive an email with the link to the livestream and password on Sunday March 28 at noon.
More About Thomas Pandolfi
Thomas Pandolfi is one of the leading pianists of our time, hailed a “phenomenon.” He began his career early on while at The Juilliard School (BM & MM) where the young prodigy caught the influential ear of Vladimir Horowitz, who would become his mentor, and legendary composer, Morton Gould.
Since then he has been an audience favorite, selling out the world’s most prestigious stages, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Strathmore, The Kennedy Center, Kiev Opera House, Bucharest’s Romanian Athenaeum, London’s Cadogan Hall, and many others.
DC Metro Arts calls him, “exhilarating… a rare mix of technical accuracy and cool confidence.”
“His artistry and technique were simply astonishing,” said the Metropolitan Arts Reviews. The Washington Post boasted he is a “master of both the grand gesture and the sensual line … Pandolfi's large-scale pianism seemed under tight control yet in no way muted the passion of his performance… projected with an exquisite sense of lyrical gesture.”
“A standout among today's young pianists... His virtuosity and strength… might have had some believing that Liszt himself had taken over the keyboard,” said the Asheville Citizen-Times. “The mastery of the scores, the precision of the playing, and the finesse of the expression were all simply spectacular. It was a truly bravura performance, both in the virtuosic and in the reflective pieces, yet one completely without gratuitous exaggerated display,” acclaimed The Boston Musical Intelligencer. In addition to being recognized as one of the greatest interpreters of the Polish masters such as Chopin, Paderewski, and Godowsky, this versatile pianist has received accolades from everything from Bach to Gershwin, with Morton Gould saying, “It’s the finest performance of Gershwin I have heard since the composer himself.” His original and virtuosic transcriptions of popular works, such as West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera, are one-of-kind, jaw-dropping, and dramatic encores that keep audiences of all ages returning to his performances again and again.
Thomas Pandolfi performing F. Chopin's "Heroique" Polonaise op. 53 in A flat major
Mr. Pandolfi is a Steinway Artist and has recorded for Steinway Spirio. Mr. Pandolfi’s performances have been broadcast by PBS, WETA (Washington, DC), WQXR (NYC), WRCJ (Detroit), DCN TV (China), The Sound (DC), and many others worldwide. During his 2019-2020 season, he completed a 20-state tour of the USA, his fourth tour in China, third tour of the UK, and seventh tour of Romania and Moldova.
Born in Washington, DC into a musical family, Pandolfi began his studies with his father and continued on with principle teachers Sasha Gorodnitzki , Adele Marcus, Gyorgy Sandor. He holds a BM and MM from The Juilliard School. Maestro Pandolfi is available for recitals, concertos, and masterclasses.
To learn more about Thomas Pandolfi visit www.thomaspandolfi.com ---
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