Sergei Babayan, piano
President's Piano Series
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Grace Fong, Artistic Director
The President’s Piano Series presents internationally acclaimed pianists and ensembles from throughout the world in both solo and chamber music recitals. In addition to evening performances, there will also be educational master class opportunities open to the public. The 2013 Spring Season will include internationally renowned pianists Grace Fong, Louise Thomas, Sergei Babayan and John Perry.
The March 7th program will include Ballade No. 2 in b minor (Liszt), Andante from the Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 (Rachmaninov), Melodia, Op. 21, No. 9 (trans. Volodos), Sonata in b minor (Liszt), Premiere communion de la Vierge from Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant-Jesus (Messiaen) and various preludes and fugues by J.S. Bach.
About Sergei Babayan:
Sergei Babayan is the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Gilliam Artist-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Acclaimed for the immediacy, sensitivity and depth of his interpretations, Mr. Babayan’s performances reveal an emotional intensity and bold energy, equipping him to explore stylistically diverse repertoire. He is known for his innovative programming, often including modern works by composers such as Lutos?awski, Ligeti and Arvo Pärt, and extending the boundaries of mainstream Russian heritage of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev. His performances of J.S. Bach have always garnered him both public and critical acclaim. Mr. Babayan was appointed to the Cleveland Institute of Music faculty in 1992.