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David Greilsammer, solo piano

solo piano

Sunday Concert

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Pianist David Greilsammer

Following his virtual appearance in the 2020/21 season presenting his inventive Scarlatti:Cage project, pianist David Greilsammer returns to the Phillips for another probing concert experience that explores crosscurrents and dialogues between music radically separated by the centuries. Greilsammer’s 70-minute Labyrinth program is presented in seven chapters, each containing aphoristic short pieces and probing musical juxtapositions. Greilsammer structures his Labyrinth with a deeply personal sense of journey and discovery. Music by Leoš Janáček is paired with Jean Baptite Lully, Ludwig van Beethoven with George Crumb, György Ligeti with J.S Bach, Erik Satie with C.P.E Bach, contemporary composer Ofer Pelz with Marin Marais, and ending with the music of Alexander Scriabin and Jean-Féry Rebel. Through the conscious displacement of time and style, Greilsammer hints at as many clues as he does diversions in this maze-like musical architecture.

This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on Sunday, February 6 at 4 PM. To reserve a ticket, follow the link above to register. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance “On Demand” for 48 hours following the broadcast time.

  • Concert guests 12 years of age and over must show proof of vaccination or a same-day negative COVID-19 test.
  • Concert guests over the age of two must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • The Music Room is now able to operate at 1/2 capacity. However, given the intimate nature of the setting, we can no longer follow strict social distancing guidelines. All in-person guests may be seated next to, in front of, or behind other vaccinated and masked concert guests.

Known for his eclectic and fascinating programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognized as one of the most audacious and adventurous artists in the classical world. Praised as a musician who is never afraid of taking risks on stage, he has created some of today’s most eclectic and daring musical projects, winning distinctions from The New York TimesThe Sunday TimesThe French Music Awards, and many others.

In addition to presenting ground-breaking performances, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, David Greilsammer has also been celebrated for his Mozart interpretations. He has performed all of Mozart’s piano sonatas in a one-day “marathon” in Paris, and he has also played and conducted all of Mozart’s twenty-seven piano concertos in one season. 

David Greilsammer’s albums, as pianist and conductor, have been released by Vanguard, Sony Classical, and Naïve, and have won numerous international prizes and awards. In the last few years, his recordings have received five distinctions from The New York Times, including one for “Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas”, a bold solo recital that was selected among the ten most important events in the world of classical music.

Since 2013, David Greilsammer has been Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata, one of the most innovative orchestras internationally. With this ensemble, he has toured all over the world, performing in the most prestigious venues and festivals. 

David Greilsammer has also performed as guest conductor/soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, La Verdi Orchestra di Milano, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Beijing National Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Mexico National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony. 

In the past few seasons he has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Verbier Festival, Forbidden City Theatre in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and the Venice Biennale. 

Released by Naïve on a new album this season, his piano recital named “Labyrinth” has already been described by the international press as ‘ingenious’, ‘fascinating’, and ‘courageous’. This unusual solo program will also be performed on tour, throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia.