Pianist http://wrti.org en First Listen: Jeremy Denk, 'Ligeti/Beethoven' http://wrti.org/post/first-listen-jeremy-denk-ligetibeethoven <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>By this point, it's probably no secret that Jeremy Denk is a favorite around these parts, both as a brilliant <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/03/22/149089528/bachs-goldberg-variations-infinite-worlds-out-of-eight-borrowed-notes" target="_blank">pianist</a> and as a gifted and funny <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/03/16/148769794/why-i-hate-the-goldberg-variations" target="_blank">essayist</a>. Mon, 07 May 2012 10:14:43 +0000 WRTI Staff 3825 at http://wrti.org First Listen: Jeremy Denk, 'Ligeti/Beethoven' Meet Your New Piano Idol: Behzod Abduraimov http://wrti.org/post/meet-your-new-piano-idol-behzod-abduraimov There's a new superstar pianist on the horizon: Behzod Abduraimov. Haven't heard of him yet? That's not surprising — at just 21, this native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan has kept a <em>very</em> low profile so far. He's spent the past five years in the U.S., but not at a big-name school like the Curtis Institute (like Lang Lang or Yuja Wang, for example) or at Juilliard, where he was accepted as a student. Mon, 07 May 2012 10:01:24 +0000 Anastasia TsioulcasWRTI Staff 3823 at http://wrti.org Meet Your New Piano Idol: Behzod Abduraimov Pianist Louis Lortie http://wrti.org/post/pianist-louis-lortie <p>French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has been praised for the fresh perspective and individuality he brings to a broad spectrum of the keyboard canon. He studied in Montreal with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of French pianist, Alfred Cortot), in Vienna with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher, among others. Mr. Lortie has performed the complete works of Ravel in London and Montreal for the BBC and CBC, and is also known for his interpretation of Chopin and Beethoven.</p> Sat, 05 Jun 2010 19:56:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2360 at http://wrti.org Pianist Louis Lortie Pianist Yuja Wang http://wrti.org/post/pianist-yuja-wang-2 <p>Jill interviews one of today's most talked-about young pianists, 22-year-old Yuja Wang. A 2008 Curtis graduate of Chinese origin, Ms. Wang was recently named Gramophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year for 2009.</p> <p>She'll perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Charles Dutoit on October 8th, 9th, and 10th at Verizon Hall. The following week, on October 13th, she'll make her orchestral debut with The Philadelphians at Carnegie Hall. At both venues she'll play Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16.</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:43:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2219 at http://wrti.org Pianist Yuja Wang