March 12: Yamaha featured pianist David Kaplan

March 12: Yamaha featured pianist David Kaplan

Pianist David Kaplan performs works by Brahms (Six Piano Pieces, Opus 118), Caroline Shaw (Gustave Le Gray, based on Chopin’s Mazurka in A minor, Opus 17, No. 4), and Beethoven (Sonata No. 21 in C, Opus 53, ”Waldstein”).

Pianist David Kaplan, a Yamaha Artist, has been praised for his “grace and fire” by the Boston Globe, and by the New York Times for “striking imagination and creativity.” Performing widely as a soloist and chamber musician, Kaplan’s recent appearances include the Barbican in London, Seattle’s Town Hall, and Miami’s Arscht Center with Itzhak Perlman. A veteran of many distinguished chamber music festivals and series, he has appeared at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, Barge Music, Ravinia’s RSMI, Tanglewood, Bard, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. David is also a core member of the innovative chamber music collective, Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall. This year, he premieres a large-scale commissioning project, called New Dances of the League of David, at the National Gallery in Washington, the Ravinia Festival, and on the Metropolis Ensemble’s Resident Artist Series in New York. In 2014, he received the Doctorate of Musical Arts at Yale. Under the auspices of a Fullbright grant, he studied conducting with Lutz Köhler at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.

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