Garrick Ohlsson performs 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
Distinguished American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, he will play works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert.
Ohlsson remains the only American to have won Warsaw’s prestigious International Chopin Competition. His gold medal performance in 1970 launched a career that takes him to great concert halls around the globe.
A native of White Plains, NY, Ohlsson studied at The Juilliard School from the age of 13 under a succession of eminent teachers including Claudio Arrau and Rosina Lhévinne. Although he also won first prizes in the Busoni and Montréal competitions, it was the Chopin victory that brought him world-wide attention. Since then his busy concert schedule includes regular concerto performances with major orchestras world-wide and nearly a dozen tours of Poland where he remains immensely popular.
Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Chopin, Ohlsson commands an enormous and varied repertoire including more than 80 concertos. His Los Alamos program will feature Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, op.101, the opus 116 Fantasies by Brahms and Schubert’s monumental Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960.
This concert also will mark LACA’s return to its regular venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium, following completion of a major expansion of the hall’s lobby and other public areas.
Tickets are available at CB FOX and Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos, at Smith’s in White Rock and electronically through LACA’s website at www.losalamosconcert.org. Free tickets for students ages 6-18 are available at the local outlets and at the door.