Masterworks IVRising Star
Alexander Schimpf, piano
The Smith Center
Pre-concert conversation begins promptly at 6:45 p.m.
“Music is indeed the most beautiful of all Heaven's gifts to humanity wandering in the darkness.” - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Winner of the prestigious 2011 Cleveland Piano Competition and first prize winner of the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, this season’s Rising Star soloist German pianist Alexander Schimpf will perform Tchaikovsky’s revered Piano Concerto No. 1 in a program dedicated to the melodies and music of the Romantic era.