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Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
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Jonathan Biss
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attended Feb 04 2012

Brilliant pianist in a wonderful setting--it makes one feel close to the performer. Only two blocks from Gallery Place Metro and we had a very nice, low priced dinner at the Rennaisance Hotel before the event and walked two blocks to the...continued

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“A virtuoso and poetic pianist of the first order.” —Chicago Sun Times



Beethoven __Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1

__Janáček __In the Mists

__Chopin __Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2

__Chopin __Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61

__Janáček __Sonata 1.×.1905, “From the Street”

__Beethoven __Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux” 

__ Jonathan Biss represents the third generation in a family of professional musicians that includes his grandmother, cellist Raya Garbousova—for whom Samuel Barber wrote his Cello Concerto—and his parents, violinist Miriam Fried and violist/violinist Paul Biss. Jonathan Biss studied at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leon Fleisher. Among Biss’s numerous awards are the Leonard Bernstein Award, the Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2003 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He was the first American to participate in the BBC’s New Generation Artist program. Biss blogs about his life as a musician at