American pianist Garrick Ohlsson. (credit: Dario Acosta)

Garrick Ohlsson celebrates 50th anniversary of Chopin Competition win with live-streamed recital

Mark Gresham | 27 AUG 2020

American classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson takes to the online IDAGIO Global Concert Hall for the first time to live-stream and all-Chopin recital from San Francisco Conservatory this Saturday, August 29 at 8:00pm PT (11pm ET). The video will subsequently be available on for viewing demand until 10:00pm PDT, September 5, 2020.


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The 55-minute program celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ohlsson’s top prize win at the 1970 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw – the first American to receive this accolade – which launched his distinguished international career.

Ohlsson will perform he following repertoire:

  • Chopin: Nocturne in F major op. 15/1 B. 55
    Chopin: Nocturne in B major op. 9/3 B.54
    Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major op. 60 B. 158
    Chopin: Mazurka in A minor op. 7/2 B. 61
    Chopin: Mazurka in C sharp minor op. 50/3 B.145
    Chopin: Sonata for Piano No. 3 in B minor op. 58 B. 155

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Following the performance will be a live 20-minute Q&A session where online viewers can submit questions in realtime by selecting the Q&A icon in the top right corner of the video.

Viewers must have or create an IDAGIO account to view the ticketed online recital at idag.io/GCH_GarrickOhlsson. The event is co-produced by Opus 3 Artists and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  ■


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