On Friday noted pianist Jeremy Denk will perform at the Gardiner Theater, Trinity-Pawling School. It is unusual that a pianist of this caliber will be playing in our neighborhood. Denk has been acclaimed by the New York Times as someone "you want to hear no matter what he performs." Here is a link to a recent NYT review: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/arts/music/jeremy-denk-pianist-at-carn...
Denk has played with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen and also performed Bach concertos with Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Recently Denk has taken an interest in performing Charles Ives and Gyögry Ligeti. Among the pieces he will perform this Friday are:
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 - J.S. Bach
A "Ragtime Shuffle"
Sonata No. 17 in D Major, D. 850 - Franz Schubert
Denk has eleven recordings out, two of them with violinist Joshua Bell with whom he has toured extensively. A 2013 MacArthur "Genuis" Fellow, Denk has been hailed for his immediacy, interpretation, and intense dynamics on the piano. He has also won the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize and Music America's Instrumentalist of the Year Award. Denk has written for a number of publications, including The New Yorker. The curious might be interested in his blog at http://jeremydenk.net/blog/
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or call 845-855-3100
One does not need to pay NYC ticket prices to hear him this Friday. Parking is free at the school. For a short Denk monologue with sample piano playing see the YouTube video link below.