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Shai Wosner, piano

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Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and insightful performances of a broad repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to the music of today. A frequent recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician, Mr. Wosner is known for imaginative programming that links music of the past and present, for instance the pairing of concertos and solo capriccios by Haydn and Ligeti on his recent Onyx Classics recording with the Danish National Symphony. He is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award—a prize he used to commission Michael Hersch’s concerto Along the Ravines, which he then performed with the Seattle Symphony and Deutsche Radio Philharmonie.

Described as a “Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character” by Gramophone, Mr. Wosner launches a new solo recital series this season, Schubert: The Great Sonatas, which focuses on the composer’s last six piano sonatas. He also maintains his recent focus on Beethoven through performances of the last three piano concertos (Nos. 3, 4, and 5, “Emperor”) in the U.S. and abroad, his Bridge to Beethoven recital series with violinist Jennifer Koh, and performances of the complete cello and piano works with Ralph Kirshbaum. In December 2016, Mr. Wosner and Mr. Kirshbaum’s live recording of the cello and piano works at London’s Wigmore Hall was released by Onyx Classics. Mr. Wosner also performs the Berg Chamber Concerto in Germany this season with the Kammerakademie Potsdam.

"It is more than touch, of course, that makes Wosner so impressive. "

-NPR

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Jennifer Koh, violin and Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Iyer: Bridgetower Fantasy [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op.47 “Kreutzer”


Learn more about Koh and Wosner's "Bridge to Beethoven" project in this video:

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Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 935
Chopin: Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 29
Chopin: Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 51
Ligeti: Capriccios Nos. 1 and 2
Haydn: Capriccio in G Major, Hob. XVII/1
Haydn: Capriccio in C Major, Hob. XVII/4
Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3

Jennifer Koh
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Jennifer Koh, violin and Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 -

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Janáček: Violin Sonata
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1
KurtágTre Pezzi
Brahms: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108

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Miró Quartet (members) w/ Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
Mozart: Two Selections from Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a [after J. S. Bach]
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87, B. 162

Jennifer Koh
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Jennifer Koh, violin and Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mozart: Violin Sonata in F Major, K. 377
Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in A Minor, D. 385
Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D Major, D. 384
Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454

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David Shifrin, clarinet; Milan Turkovic, bassoon; Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 [Arr. for Bassoon]
Glinka: Trio Pathétique in D Minor
Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 38 [Arr. for Bassoon]

NPR

“It is more than touch, of course, that makes Wosner so impressive. ”

Gramophone

“Wosner rivets your attention at every point.”

The Washington Post

“Wosner is a highly intelligent player in his prime. His feel for keyboard color and voicing is wonderful.”

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