James Giles - Salon Piano Series
We are sad to announce that Ya-Fei Chuang has sustained an injury that will prevent her from performing for us Saturday and teaching a masterclass on Sunday. It is our intent to reschedule her as soon as her health and schedule permits.
In the meantime, we are very fortunate that James Giles is able to step in and perform for us, and we are excited about the program and repertoire he has shaped for us. We apologize for this last-minute change, but are excited to introduce James Giles to our SPS audience.
James Giles is praised as "a technically polished, elegant pianist" (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki), "with a riveting intelligence given to everything he play[s]," (Wigmore Hall, London), and a "distinctive interpretive persona [and] beautiful pianism direct and unmannered" (Alice Tully Hall, New York). His Paris recital at the Salle Cortot in 2004 was hailed as "a true revelation, due equally to the pianists artistry as to his choice of program."
Dr. Giles regularly performs in important musical centers in America, Europe, and Asia, in solo and chamber recitals and as concerto soloist. A native of North Carolina, he studied at the Manhattan School, the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, and at Oberlin College. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study in Italy with the legendary pianist Lazar Berman. Coordinator of the Piano Program and Director of Music Performance Graduate Studies at Northwestern University, Dr. Giles is director of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival during the summers, and was director of the 2017 American Liszt Society Festival.
His recital at Salon Piano Series will include works of Brahms, Schubert, Albeniz, Paderewski, Goldowsky, and others.
Farley's House of Pianos (View)
6522 Seybold Road
Madison, WI 53719
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