Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Murray Perahia in Recital

One of the most celebrated pianists of our time, American Murray Perahia is best known for his vibrant yet artful style. Share in what promises to be a memorable evening of musical joy!

Haydn, Piano Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6 (approx. 13 min.)
Mozart, Piano Sonata no. 8 in A minor, K. 310/300d (approx. 20 min.)
Brahms, Ballade in G minor, op. 118, no. 3 (approx. 3 min.)
Brahms, Intermezzo in C major, op. 119, no. 3 (approx. 2 min.)
Brahms, Intermezzo en E minor, op. 119, no. 2 (approx. 6 min.)
Brahms, Intermezzo in A major, op. 118, no. 2 (approx. 6 min.)
Brahms, Capriccio in D minor, op. 116, no. 1 (approx. 3 min.)
Beethoven, Piano Sonata in B-flat major, op. 106, “Hammerklavier” (approx. 44 min.)

In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.

Born in New York, Mr. Perahia started playing piano at the age of four, and later attended Mannes College where he majored in conducting and composition. His summers were spent at the Marlboro Festival, where he collaborated with such musicians as Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, and the members of the Budapest String Quartet. He also studied at the time with Mieczyslaw Horszowski. In subsequent years, he developed a close friendship with Vladimir Horowitz, whose perspective and personality were an abiding inspiration. In 1972 Mr. Perahia won the Leeds International Piano Competition, and in 1973 he gave his first concert at the Aldeburgh Festival, where he worked closely with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, accompanying the latter in many lieder recitals. Mr. Perahia was co-artistic director of the Festival from 1981 to 1989.

Mr. Perahia has a wide and varied discography. Sony Classical has issued a special boxed set edition of all his recordings including several DVDs entitled The First 40 Years. He is the recipient of two Grammy awards, for his recordings of Chopin’s complete Etudes and Bach’s English Suites Nos. 1, 3, and 6, and numerous Grammy nominations.

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