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10700 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Goldstar Member
12 events 3 reviews

Pollini is a magical pianist,even his performance of Chopin for a fan of other composers.

reviewed May 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from PaulR
36 events 1 review

playing was fine, but disappointed that in the change in program. had attended to hear the complete Chopin preludes

reviewed May 12 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

His “sheer virtuosity of playing remains astounding.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“It is astonishing that he can play the fast movements as fast as he does, even more astonishing when one hears the meticulous transparency in these rushes of detail.” —New York Times

Description

Maurizio Pollini was born into a musical family in Milan, Italy, where his father, Gino, was a leading architect and his uncle was the sculptor Fausto Melotti.

Pollini received his first piano lessons at age six and in 1960, at age 18, was awarded the first prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and appeared at La Scala, Milan, playing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. He debuted in London and Berlin in 1963 and in the United States in 1968.

Since then, Pollini has become one of the most admired and respected pianists of modern times, appearing all over the world with leading orchestras and conductors as well as at the Salzburg and Lucerne festivals, among others. He is particularly renowned for his innovative concert programs which champion works by contemporary composers and contrasts them with those of the Classical and Romantic eras.

<em>Parade</em> The Victorian Lyric Opera Company Presents <em>La Perichole</em> <em>Fickle: A Fancy French Farce</em> <em>James and the Giant Peach Jr.</em> <em>Fun Home</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise