Murray Perahia To Appear On Gilmore Series

Mar 10, 2015

Murray Perahia in the concert hall
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When pianist Murray Perahia comes to Chenery Auditorium March 18, he'll bring with him a lifetime of well-earned musical mastery. Perahia first gained international attention when he won the gold medal in the 1972 Leeds International Piano Competition. He became a favorite pianist of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears at the Aldeburgh Festival, and counts the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz as a mentor. 

Dan Gustin, the executive director of The Gilmore, puts Perahia's career into perspective in a discussion with Cara Lieurance. He likens Perahia's performances to viewing a painting by an Old Master that has recently been cleaned and restored to full color and detail. A sampling of Perahia's recordings, from Bach to Chopin to Mendelssohn, are included.

Perahia's recital will include music of Bach, Beethoven, Franck, and Chopin.