The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., features internationally renowned pianists for five riveting evening concerts.
Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Capturing the attention of juries, audiences, and critics alike for “mesmerizing and exhilarating” performances that [bring] the crowd to their feet, cheering him like a rock star.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K475
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 Rondo a capriccio in G Major, Op. 129
Leopold Godowsky: Studies on Chopin Etudes
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor
Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.
“Elegant yet natural,” “passionate yet deliberate,” “chiseled yet expressive,” describe this brilliant Korean pianist. Now a favorite with Fort Collins audiences, Ju-eun Lee returns to dazzle once again with her elegant and passionate playing.
Robert Schumann: Concert Etude after Paganini Caprices No. 2, Op. 10
Claude Debussy: Étude pour les Agrément
Alexander Scriabin: Etude, Op. 42, No. 5
Frederic Chopin: 12 Études, Op. 10
Frederic Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op.28
Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F minor Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F-sharp minor Sonata for Two Pianos in F minor, Op. 34b Virtuoso Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F-sharp minor
George David Weiss & Bob Thiele / Anderson & Roe: “What a Wonderful World”
Coldplay / Anderson & Roe: “Viva la Vida” from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Anderson & Roe: Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen)
John Lennon & Paul McCartney / Anderson & Roe: “Let It Be” from Let It Be
Saturday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.
Performing worldwide from a vast repertoire, the Croatian pianist presents fascinating, uncompromising and ever-changing interpretations, always generating frenzied audience enthusiasm.
J.S. Bach: Well Tempered Clavier Book 1, Preludes and Fugues No. 23, 24, 10, 19, 6, 5, and 15
Frederic Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35
Franz Liszt: Apres une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
Nikolai Kapustin: Sonata No. 1 (Sonata-Fantasy) Op.39
Thursday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.
Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva is “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar… Poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further.” (Gramophone)
Bach-Rachmaninoff: Suite from Violin Partita in E Major, BWV 1006: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue
Schubert-Liszt: 6 Lieder
Mendelssohn-Rachmaninoff: “Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream”
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Canon in E minor (1890-91) , Prelude in F major (1891), "Fragments" (1917), "Oriental sketch" (1917) Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28