This performance by pianist Robin Giesbrecht took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Italian Concerto, BWV 971||1735|
|Robert Schumann||Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Op. 26||1839|
|Frédéric Chopin||Preludes (1-12), Op. 28||1839|
|Sergei Rachmaninoff||Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36||1913|
About the Artist
Pianist Robin Giesbrecht has been celebrated internationally with a career reaching mature artistry. Since winning the International Grotrian-Steinweg Competition at age seven and the NDR Arts Prize subsequently, Mr. Giesbrecht has enjoyed performances with in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, North America and Asia, including debuts with the NDR Radio Philharmonic and the Southwest German Philharmonic.
Robin Giesbrecht’s recital performances include critically-acclaimed debuts at the Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall, and in 2015, he gave a performance of his own piano concerto at Lincoln Center. His chamber music collaborations include performances with the famed Szymanowski Quartet. He has performed at music festivals such as the Music Academy of the West, Oxford Philharmonic Piano Festival, Piano Texas, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg.
An internationally renowned pianist from a young age as a prizewinner at the Rotary International Competition in Essen and National Junior Competition of Germany, Mr. Giesbrecht became a student of famed pedagogue Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the age of 8. In 2006, the Austrian TV channel ORF filmed in honor of Mozart’s anniversary a movie in which Mr. Giesbrecht, dressed as Mozart, performed on Mozart’s original pianoforte in Salzburg, an event that was broadcasted worldwide. In 2008, the German TV channel WDR made a documentary about the life of the young pianist.
Robin Giesbrecht was awarded the Vladimir Horowitz scholarship at the Juilliard School as a student of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein, where he received his undergraduate degree. He also studied at the Yale School of Music with Peter Frankl, graduating in 2017 with a masters degree in performance.