Evening Concerts

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., features internationally renowned pianists for five riveting evening concerts.

Vadym Kholodenko, 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

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.

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K472

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129

— Intermission

Leopold Godowsky: Studies on Chopin Etudes


Ju-eun Lee

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.

Program:

R. Schumann: Concert Etude after Paganini Caprices No. 2, Op. 10

C. Debussy: Étude pour les Agrément

A. Scriabin: Etude, Op. 42, No. 5

F. Chopin: 12 Études, Op. 10

— Intermission

F. Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op.28

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

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.

Program:

Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F minor by Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F-sharp minor by Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Two Pianos in F minor, Op. 34b by Johannes Brahms

Virtuoso Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F-sharp minor by Johannes Brahms

— Intermission

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


Kemal Gekic

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.

Zlata Chochieva

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)

Program:

Bach-Rachmaninoff: Suite from Violin Partita: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue

Schubert-Liszt: 6 Lieder

Mendelssohn-Rachmaninoff: “Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream”

—Intermission

Rachmaninoff:

Canon in E minor (1890-91)

Prelude in F major (1891)

"Fragments"

"Oriental sketch"

Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28