Sept 27: Pianist John Blacklow & Cellist Clive Greensmith

Sept 27: Pianist John Blacklow & Cellist Clive Greensmith

Pianist John Blacklow and cellist Clive Greensmith perform an all-Chopin program: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Opus 65, and Three Mazurkas, Opus 24, No. 2 in C major, Opus 7, No. 1 in F minor, and Opus 41, No. 4 in A-flat major.

A versatile pianist, John Blacklow operates as both a soloist and as a collaborator with many ensembles and recital partners, in addition to interpreting repertoire from both past and present. As a soloist, Blacklow has been presented in venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art De Materie.He was selected, along with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, by Carnegie Hall and the European Concert Hall Organization for their “Rising Stars” program, and the duo was received with high acclaim at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, and Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. Blacklow studied piano with Tatiana Yampolsky, graduating from both Harvard University and the Juilliard School. He serves as associate professor of piano at the University of Notre Dame.

Cellist Clive Greensmith has been a member of the Tokyo Quartet since 1999. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule in Cologne, his principal teachers were Donald McCall and Boris Pergamenschikow. He has held the position of principal cellist of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as András Schiff, Midori, Claude Frank and Steven Isserlis, and has won several prizes including second place in the inaugural “Premio Stradivari” held in Cremona, Italy. Mr. Greensmith has served on the faculties of the Royal Northern College of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School and San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Greensmith’s recording of Brahms Sonatas with Boris Berman was released on the Biddulph label.


Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
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