October 26-27, 2014 Mary Baldwin College Carl Broman Concert

 Presentation and Concert with

Pianist Yael Weiss

at Mary Baldwin College 


“Interpretive Challenges in Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas”

Sunday, October 26—3:00-5:00 pm—Francis Auditorium*

FREE and open to the public


Concert:(on the Carl Broman Concert Series)  

Monday, October 27—8:00 pm—Francis Auditorium*

($25 general public/$20 seniors /$5 non-MBC students)

 (Tickets available at the door)

Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60

Joel Feigin: Prelude to a Sonata (written for Yael Weiss, 2013)

Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 28, “Pastoral”

Lera Auerbach: Ludwig’s Nightmare (2007)

Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57,  “Appassionata”

* (Francis Auditorium is in the Pearce Science Center on the Mary Baldwin campus, on the corner of Frederick and Coalter Streets.  You may park on Frederick, in the MBC lot accessed from Frederick, or on a side street.)

Questions? Contact Lise Keiter LKEITER@MBC.EDU or call 540-887-7294 (MBC Fine Arts Office); www.mbc.edu/arts/musicatmbc/

          A captivating presence on the concert scene, award-winning pianist Yael Weiss has been hailed by many of today's greatest musicians and critics for visionary interpretations of surpassing depth, immediacy and communicative power. Following a recent recital, the Washington Post portrayed her as “a pianist who delves deeply and tellingly into that cloudy area where fantasy morphs into improvisation, inventiveness being common to both.”

          Ms. Weiss has performed across the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and South America at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, Moscow’s Bolshoi Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall.  Her New York recital debut, presented by the Metropolitan Museum, was acclaimed by the New York Times as, "remarkably powerful and intense . . . fine technique and musicianship in the service of an arresting array of music."  Ms. Weiss has appeared as soloist with the many international orchestras, including the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Brazil National Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony.  She is also in demand at international music festivals, such as Marlboro, Ravinia, City of London, Banff, and the Seattle Chamber Music Festival.

          Yael Weiss’s discography encompasses piano works by over a dozen composers, and her special projects include performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas. She is also devoted to chamber music, touring worldwide with violinist Mark Kaplan and cellist Clancy Newman as the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio.  She has been honored with distinguished prizes from the Naumburg International Piano Competition and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition. She has presented master-classes for top institutions worldwide and served on the faculties of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, UC Santa Barbara and the Heifetz Institute.