Renowned British Pianist Paul Lewis to perform at Union

He will perform the last three Beethoven Sonatas, which are considered to be the quintessential solo works for keyboard.
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Renowned British Pianist Paul Lewis to perform at Union


Paul Lewis


British pianist Paul Lewis performs on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. on the Union College Concert Series.

Making regular appearances at Tanglewood, this elegant pianist makes his highly-anticipated series debut. Known especially for his interpretations of Beethoven and Schubert, he will perform the last three Beethoven Sonatas Opp. 109, 110, and 111 – considered by many to be the quintessential solo works for keyboard in the entire literature.

Lewis performs regularly as soloist with the world’s great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw, among others. He is also a frequent guest at the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Lucerne, Mostly Mozart (New York), Tanglewood, Schubertiade, Salzburg, Edinburgh, and London’s BBC Proms where in 2010 he became the first pianist to perform a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in one season.

Paul Lewis’ recital career takes him to venues such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Berlin Philharmonie.

His multi-award winning discography for Harmonia Mundi includes the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and the Diabelli Variations, Liszt’s B minor Sonata and other late works, and all of Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life, including the three song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore.

Individual tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call 388-6080 or click here