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Have you ever wondered what or who inspired the great composers to write their masterpieces? Please join acclaimed international pianist, Robyn Carmichael at Pequot Library for a rare glimpse into the lives of four great masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Discover many new insights about these great geniuses, in a program combining music, poetry, images, and commentary.
Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.
For a preview of her playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com
About the Artist:
Audiences and critics have praised pianist Robyn Carmichael for her “extraordinary poetry” and “lush, thrilling and intensely personal” performances. Carmichael’s distinctive style has defined herconcerts in the U.S. and Europe. Her 2016-17 season included West Coast concerts in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and the Bay Area, a radio interview on Berkeley’s KPFA-FM “Piano” program, and a CD release with music of Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Bach-Alkan, and Rachmaninoff.
Her 2018 season features East Coast and West Coast tours with an all-Russian program including the virtuosic Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Nutcracker Suite, educational concerts with commentary for libraries and grassroots organizations, a unique Chopin project and a program honoring the 200th anniversary of choreographer Marius Petipa.
Carmichael has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Concert Hall at City Halls (Glasgow, Scotland), Ostrogski Palace Concert Hall (Warsaw, Poland), CAMI Hall in New York City, Denver’s Municipal Auditorium, San Francisco’s Nourse Theater, the Salk Institute, the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, Radziejowice Palace (Poland), and many other music venues in the U.S. and Europe.