Thu Jan 25
Guest Lecturer: Zsolt Bognár
Pianist and host of the internationally-popular "Living the Classical Life" series, Zsolt Bognár talks about his experiences giving in-depth interviews with some of the world’s most famous classical musicians.
**Please note: this event has been cancelled due to illness**
More info about Living the Classical Life: livingtheclassicallife.com
Praised by the German press for his sold-out Berlin Debut at the Young Euro Classic Festival at the Konzerthaus in Gendarmenmarkt that was “intellectually shaped, powerful, and of crystalline precision”, Zsolt Bognár’s performances in America, Europe, and Asia have been described by European critics as “overwhelmingly visceral…a phenomenal sound world realized through maximum palette.” With debut performances in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Munich, Brussels, Vienna, and in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Mr. Bognár released a first CD album of works of Schubert and Liszt in 2013, recorded in Berlin with producer Philipp Nedel. Recipient of the 2007 Arthur Loesser Prize and having studied with Sergei Babayan for over ten years, Mr. Bognár is frequently invited to perform chamber music with members of the Cleveland Orchestra in live NPR broadcasts. Winner of numerous international piano competitions in America and in Europe, he is the host of “Living the Classical Life”–a film series with musicians from around the world, presented by Elyria Pictures in New York. His musical collaborations and diverse projects were the recipient of an International Festival Society Grant in 2013 to spend a week with Martha Argerich, and have included international speaking engagements including two TED talks broadcast to 172,000 people in 164 countries, and has garnered residencies in performance series and universities.