Claude Debussy's Preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. For his SUN / OCT 6 performance, our guest curator Marc-André Hamelin will end the concert with the complete Debussy Preludes Book 2.Read More
Described as "magnetic, his high-ranging tenor never losing depth or substance" (Boston Herald), Carl Halvorson also lends his time and talent as an esteemed professor. Mr. Halvorson is part of our annual A Twilight Soirée: Le Cirque au Chateau on SAT / SEP 14 as the ringmaster/emcee.Read More
Italian pianist Gabriele Strata is a young musician to keep an eye on for the foreseeable future.Read More
Although primarily a performer, renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin has composed music throughout his award-winning career.
In addition to 12 Études in All the Minor Keys (1986-2009), Con Intimissimo Sentimento (1986-2000), and Theme and Variations (Cathy’s Variations) (2007), Mr. Hamelin has transcribed Zequinha de Abreu's Tico-Tico No Fubá, along with many other pieces. The majority of his works are published by Edition Peters.Read More
Hailed by reviewers as "a colossal musical mind" with a "transcendent technique", Jonathan Plowright is "one of the finest living pianists" according to Gramophone magazine. Gold Medalist at the Royal Academy of Music, a Fulbright Scholar, and prizewinner in many competitions, Mr. Plowright also won the Gold Medal at the Royal Overseas League Competition as well as first prize at the European Piano Competition. Critics, colleagues and audiences alike have since had unanimous praise for his many national and international performances and he has been in demand all over the world as recitalist, appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles and given numerous radio broadcasts. He has a hugely successful string of recordings on the Hyperion, BIS and Warner labels all of which have been enthusiastically received with outstanding reviews in the worldwide media.Read More
Since the fall, Portland Piano International has been promoting a one-of-a-kind trip to Italy. The primary purpose of our excursion was to experience the renowned Trasimeno Music Festival, curated by founder and artistic director Angela Hewitt. But first, we had three days in and around Venice. The highlight of that portion of the trip was a private tour of the Fazioli Factory in the small city of Sacile.Read More
Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Imogen has a widespread international career and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival, NHK and London Symphony Orchestras.Read More
Pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century with their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world.Read More
Known for his “impressive technique and nuanced sensitivity” (Huffington Post), Korean pianist Dasol Kim is a sought-after concerto soloist who has appeared with the New York Philharmonic in Seoul, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Berlin Chamber Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, Concerto Budapest, Belgium National Orchestra, and Korea’s KBS Symphony Orchestra, among others.Read More
Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. Called “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times), he is the recipient of both a prestigious 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award, which recognizes “young artists of exceptional accomplishment.” He was recently named the new Music Director of the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest, beginning in 2019.Read More
Portland Piano International’s 2018-19 season ended with the return of Angela Hewitt to the Lincoln Hall stage, a much-anticipated event for many in Portland. She is much beloved by this city – and she loves us back – and Portland responded to her arrival with a full house. Her recitals were on the evening of Friday, May 3 and the afternoon of Sunday, May 5, with programs dedicated entirely to the music of JS Bach; Angela is considered one of the most prominent Bach interpreters on the piano.Read More
Like any well-educated and renowned pianist, Angela Hewitt wants to share her expertise with other musicians. With many years of professional experience, Angela provided a range of antidotes for these students at Hong Kong University in 2018.Read More
Angela Hewitt is a leading Bach interpreter, performing his works all over the world. But like any renowned pianist, she performs so much more, including many of the classical music masters.Read More
The music of J.S. Bach is transformative and hearing one of the foremost interpreters of his music is an immense delight. Angela Hewitt takes Bach and places his work with exuberant prowess that is so difficult to do, yet she accomplishes effortlessly.Read More
SOLO / Portland Piano International is proud to announce the 42nd season of its SOLO Piano Series. Marc-André Hamelin, this year’s curator, has selected six artists, each of whom will perform two completely different programs over two consecutive days.Read More
Rising Star Jonathan Ferrucci performed powerful, breathtaking pieces during his Wigmore Hall concert, as part of the Young Classical Artists Trust event, which is considered an excellent destination point for emerging talent.Read More
Italian-Australian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci is Portland Piano International / SOLO’s next Rising Star, set to perform April 13, 14, and 20.Read More
Piano Day 2019 is fast approaching, happening around the world this Friday, March 29! With that in mind, we have just 14% space left to sign up to perform in and around Portland!Read More
Have you considered signing up for Piano Day, but not sure what to play during your time?
Sometimes the decision can be overwhelming, especially with the breadth of options. If you don’t already have a number of pieces in your musical toolbox for emergencies (such as when someone asks you to “play something” when they learn you are a musician), here are five relatively easy, but equally impressive pieces.
Try some of these out for our Piano Day on March 29. Sign up now!Read More