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, K475

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 Rondo a capriccio in G Major, Op. 129

— Intermission

Leopold Godowsky: Studies on Chopin Etudes

P. I. Tchaikovsky, Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor

 

Bryan Wallick

Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

Bryan Wallick is gaining recognition as one of the great American virtuoso pianists of his generation. Gold medalist of the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa.

Program:

Joseph Haydn: Sonata in C Hob XVI:50

Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes

— Intermission

Claude Debussy: Estampes

Franz Liszt: Reminiscences of Don Juan

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:

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

— 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.

Program:

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

— Intermission

Franz Liszt: Apres une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Nikolai Kapustin: Sonata No. 1 (Sonata-Fantasy) Op.39

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 in E Major, BWV 1006: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue

Schubert-Liszt: 6 Lieder

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

—Intermission

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