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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cédric Pescia @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (SLC: Sept 21)



The Final Three Piano Sonatas of Beethoven

“…magnificent cosmic visions… [with] incomparable lyric beauty and intimacy of utterance”. ~Hugo Leichtentritt

Cedric Pescia, piano
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 21, 2013, 7:30 pm

The 2013-14 concert series begins with Cedric Pescia, the 2002 Gold Medalist of the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Cédric Pescia, pianist of dual French and Swiss nationality, was born in Lausanne. He studied with Christian Favre at the Conservatoire de Musique in Lausanne, later with Dominique Merlet at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva where he earned a Premier Prix de Virtuosité with honors and completed his studies with Klaus Hellwig at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.

Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, China, South America, North Africa and in the USA. He has performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Hamburg Musikhalle, the Mozarteum Salzburg, Carnegie Hall New York, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zürich and has appeared in leading music festivals such as: Prague Spring Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival-Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Davos Festival, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Les Muséiques Basel and Schubertiade Hohenems.

His orchestral appearances have been with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Utah Symphony, the Festival Strings of Luzern, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, the Ensemble Oriol Berlin, the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, the Camerata Bern, the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester and the Orchestre National de Lille.

His recordings include Bach\'s Goldberg Variations, Schumann's complete works for piano solo (vol. 2 + vol. 5) and a CD of French music featuring Couperin, Messiaen and Debussy, F. Busoni\'s and G. Enescu's Violin and Piano Sonatas with Nurit Stark, as well as Beethoven's Piano sonatas op. 109, 110 and 111, six CDs which were unanimously acclaimed by the critics. His new recording John Cage : Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano is released by Aeon. In 2012 he was appointed professor for piano at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève.

Tickets are available through Arttix.   Tickets $20 (Students $8) - http://www.arttix.org - (801) 355-ARTS.  For more information about Cedric Pescia please visit www.bachauer.com.

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