Chopin Project Concert Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 7:00 PM
DEBUSSY -- HIS FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
World-renowned pianist Matthew Graybil in a solo performance featuring works (alphabetically) by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Dukas, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schubert/Liszt, Stravinsky, and Wagner.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his passing, Chopin Project presents a whimsical program celebrating the life, music and sharp-tongued wit of Claude Debussy based on his musical criticism and written correspondence. Here, musical friend and foe will be pitted against one another in a program highlighting many musical styles and periods supplemented by Debussy's cunning, caustic and often amusing commentary on his musical idols, contemporaries, and foes.
Pianist, Matthew Graybil
Praised by The New Yorker as an exceptional young artist, American pianist Matthew Graybil has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. He made his orchestral debut at age 14 with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and has subsequently performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and the National Chamber Players.
Highlights of Graybil's solo career include recitals in many of the worlds music capitals, including New York, Paris, Chicago, Baltimore, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington DC in venues such as Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Subculture, Le Poisson Rouge, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center and Lincoln Center. In addition, Graybil is an avid chamber musician, with over 200 performances to his credit. Artists with whom he has collaborated include Itzhak Perlman and the Enso String Quartet.
He has been a prize-winner in national and international competitions including the New York Piano Competition, the MTNA/Yamaha National Piano Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts competition, the Juilliard Gina Bachauer Competition, the Nina Wideman International Piano Competition and the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition.
Graybil began his piano studies at age 6 and was a pupil of Harvey Wedeen for six years. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of
Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio.
Matthews debut album was released in 2012 as part of the Victor Elmaleh Collection. In a review of the album, Fanfare Magazine wrote that he becomes so at one with the [music] that the line between composer and performer vanishes. Mattew Graybil's playing marks him ... as one of the most sensitive, poetic young pianists to debut on record in recent memory. A record of Chopins Etudes, Op. 10 was released by the Chopin Project(r) in 2016 and his recording, with Larry Weng, of Walter Pistons Concerto for Two Pianos Soli will be released shortly for Steinway & Sons records.
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