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Soheil Nasseri (piano)
Thu, 09/20/07 (2598 days ago)  
From: 07:00 PM To: 08:30 PM  
Location: An die Musik Live
Contact: henry@andiemusik.com
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Tickets: $13 / $10 students & seniors

PROGRAM:

Haskell Small Lullaby of War (2007)
Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110 (1821)
Beethoven 11 New Bagatelles, Op. 119 (1820-22)
Schumann Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11 (1832-36)

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

The New Yorker has called pianist Soheil Nasseri "one of New York's most prolific recitalists." Since the fall of 2001, the 28-year-old has performed seventeen completely different solo recital programs in New York, all without repeating a single piece: twelve at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and five at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. These concerts included twenty premières of contemporary works in addition to the first 27 of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, a part of Mr. Nasseri's pledge to perform all of Beethoven's works involving piano-including the chamber music and lieder-by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 2020. On Monday, September 24, 2007 Mr. Nasseri will give a solo recital in New York at Weill Recital Hall featuring works by Beethoven and Schumann, in addition to a world première by Haskell Small.

Acclaimed by The New York Times as "consistently interesting... consistently thoughtful... an inventive interpretive spirit... a magnificent technique," Mr. Nasseri made his European recital debut in May 2004 at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily. In addition to other concerts in Italy, he has also performed in England and France, as well as in nearly a dozen States in the U.S.A. On April 16, 2007 Mr. Nasseri gave his German debut in Berlin with a solo recital in the Kleiner Saal at the Konzerthaus. He returns to the Konzerthaus for another recital on Tuesday, October 9, 2007.

One of Soheil Nasseris foremost interests has been his inner-city public school music education program. Often credited for drawing New Yorks most diverse and youthful audience to any classical concert series, since the fall of 2003 Mr. Nasseri has given concerts at over 50 New York City public schools with a combined audience of about 19,000 wildly responsive students.

Mr. Nasseri is also passionately committed to promoting new music of young classical composers and indeed many composers have written pieces specifically for him, including Richard Danielpour, Avner Dorman, Martin Kennedy, Haskell Small, Ronn Yedidia, Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin, and Samuel Zyman. In 2002, at Weill Recital Hall Mr. Nasseri gave the world première of the first major piano work by English composer Kaikhosru Sorabji, the "Sonata No. 0" (1917).

Born to Persian parents in Santa Monica, California, Soheil Nasseri began studying the piano at the age of five and at the age of twenty moved to New York to study intensively with the late Karl Ulrich Schnabel (1909-2001). Following the death of Mr. Schnabel, Mr. Nasseri became a protégé of Jerome Lowenthal who remains Mr. Nasseri's mentor today. Other significant teachers include Irina Edelman, Anna Balakerskaia, Clinton Adams, Eva Pierrou, and Ann Schein.

Soheil Nasseri divides his time between residences in New York and Berlin.
 
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