Ladies and Gentlemen,
we regret to inform you that the concert scheduled for 25 April 2023 has been cancelled.
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It is hard to believe that when the 22-year-old Garrick Ohlsson won the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970, he had already triumphed in other equally prestigious piano competitions. Moreover, he remains the only American pianist to have won first place in Warsaw. Although thanks to that victory Ohlsson soon became associated chiefly with the music of Chopin, the range of music he has mastered is exceptionally broad. His repertoire numbers more than 80 piano concertos, beginning with the earliest works written in the genre and ending with contemporary works, some of them composed specially for him.
Together with musicians from the Warsaw Philharmonic, he will be performing Antonín Dvořák’s expansive Second Piano Quintet. Known today principally for his symphonic and operatic output, Dvořák was also an excellent composer of chamber music. His impressive output contains around 30 ensemble compositions, more than his contemporary Johannes Brahms. As a violinist himself, he also readily performed chamber music, which he wrote throughout his life. One of his works was composed in unusual circumstances – to celebrate being released from obligatory military service in the Habsburg army!