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Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Gilles Vonsattel
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Otesaga Resort Hotel
Date: August 06, 2017 to August 06, 2017
Where: Otesaga Resort Hotel, 5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: 15 - 25 USD
Acclaimed Swiss pianist Gilles Vonsattel is joined by the Jasper String Quartet and Festival artistic director and flutist Linda Chesis in a folk-inspired program including works by William Grant Still, Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues by Frederic Rzewski, and one of the most beloved chamber music works, Dvoraks Piano Quintet in A major. A "wanderer between worlds" (Lucerne Festival), Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Comfortable with and seeking out an enormous range of repertoire, Vonsattel displays a musical curiosity and sense of adventure that has gained him many admirers. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions as well as the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, he has in recent years made his Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and San Francisco Symphony debuts, while performing recitals and chamber music at Ravinia, Tokyos Musashino Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bravo! Vail, Music@Menlo, the Gilmore festival, the Lucerne festival, and the Munich Gasteig. His most recent 2014 New York solo recital was hailed as tightly conceived and passionately performeda study in intensity by The New York Times. Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphias JASPER STRING QUARTET is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple Universitys Center for Gifted Young Musicians. The Jaspers have been hailed as sonically delightful and expressively compelling (The Strad) and powerful (New York Times). The Jaspers match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments. (New Haven Advocate). The quartet records exclusively for Sono Luminus and have released three highly acclaimed albums Beethoven Op. 131, The Kernis Project: Schubert, and The Kernis Project: Beethoven. Flutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooper
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