Garrick Ohlsson, Pianist

"Why Chopin? and Other Questions"
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Photo of Garrick Ohlsson.
Monday, May 10, 2010 | 5:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum Theater
2621 Durant Ave
Berkeley  California
United States

Winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson is regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin. He is also noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. His concerto repertoire is wide and eclectic—ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century. Ohlsson has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, as well as the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Vancouver, Indianapolis, San Diego, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Baltimore, and many others. Mr. Ohlsson began his piano studies at the Westchester Conservatory of Music at age of 8 and entered The Juilliard School at 13.

Steingraeber piano provided by R. Kassman, Purveyor of Fine Pianos, Berkeley.