2017 Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival: July 10 – July 15

The Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival features 5 Extraordinary Concerts by Internationally Acclaimed Artists in six days from Monday, July 10, 2017, through Saturday, July 15. 2017. All concerts at 8pm in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall , Princeton University

All ticket holders are invited to attend a reception with the artists following each concert. The Festival runs in conjunction with the Institute's Summer Symposium

The International Piano Festival is open to the public and features performances by a roster of brilliant musicians from around the world presented for the benefit of Symposium participants and the wider Princeton community.

The general public may purchase tickets online through the Princeton University Box Office beginning on June 1, 2017.
Box Office purchases available one hour before each scheduled concert, in the lobby of Taplin Auditorium.  
Tickets: $35 for the general public, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Seating is general admission.

 

INTERNATION PIANO FESTIVAL: View Festival Program Here

FESTIVAL ARCHIVES: View previous Festival concerts.

PRESS: View our comprehensive press history received for the Festival and Symposium.

 

Date Description

Monday, July 10

Opening Concert

"THE GYPSY VIOLIN:
WHIMSY, SEDUCTION AND YEARNING" 

Jesus Reina

Internationally acclaimed Andalusian violinist Jesus Reina appears with his longtime duo partner, Josu de Solaun, piano, in an immersive program featuring evocative music of Enescu, Sarasate, Dvorak, and Janacek. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 11

"A PASSION FOR
THE PIANO:

CHOPIN, LISZT,
TAUSIG, ENESCU"

Josu de Solaun

Master pianist, Josu de Solaun, returns to Princeton performing a program of beloved and little known masterworks highlighting the virtuosic range of the Golden Age of the Piano!

 

 

 

Thursday, July 13  

"ALL STRINGS ATTACHED:
CHAMBER MUSIC FOR THE SOUL"

Father Sean Duggan

Beloved Festival artist, Fr. Sean Duggan performs duos and trios of Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn with friends in an intimate evening of timeless music. 

Featuring guest artists:

Natasha Farny, cello

Friday, July 14

"AN EVENING OF JAZZ GREATS"

Bill Charlap Trio

The Grammy award winner!

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 15

"THE MASTERS RETURN:
SONATAS IN D"

Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin performs a program of two great sonatas by Schubert and Rachmaninov, bringing us his newest discoveries in the music of the old masters.

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Guest Presentations at 2017 Summer Symposium

Explore the comprehensive lectures and presentations taking place this year at the 2017 Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival at Princeton University, July 9-16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. ERNEST URVATER

Dorothy Taubman: The Story of the Movie

THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Dr. Ernest Urvater, editor and producer of Choreography of the Hands: The Work of Dorothy Taubman, presents his fascinating 32-year-long relationship with Mrs. Taubman-a circuitous journey culminating in the film's production in 1986, as well as the production of the 10 Taubman Technique DVD's in the following year. During his talk, excerpts from Choreography of the Hands will be shown.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCOTT BURNHAM

Taking the Road Less Traveled By: Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Ilya Itin

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Princeton University musicologist Scott Burnham addresses the challenges offered by pianist Ilya Itin's program of lesser-known gems by well-known piano composers, taking into account the performer's view of the pieces as well as his own impressions. The presentation includes an onstage discussion between Ilya Itin and Professor Burnham. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILYA ITIN, JOSU DE SOLAUN, SEAN DUGGAN

Translating the Score: A Panel Discussion of Interpretation with Festival Artists: Ilya Itin, Josu de Solaun and Sean Duggan​

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Festival Director, Adrienne Sirken, will moderate a discussion about how artists apply their personal philosophy, knowledge, and history to the close reading of the score when creating music of varying styles and historical epochs.  Audience questions will be welcomed. 

“I registered for the symposium and I can say one year later, that it probably was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made in my life, if not the greatest. Everything about my playing has completely changed.”

Veronica Greenan