Visiting Artist SeriesAlexander Korsantia, piano
The Williams College Department of Music presents pianist Alexander Korsantia on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. There is also a master class in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:15 p.m. These free events are open to the public.
Alexander Korsantia presents two works by Ludwig van Beethoven: Six Variations in F Major, op. 34. Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E flat Major, op. 7. After the intermission Mr. Korsantia performs Franz Schubert’s Sonata No. 21 in B flat Major, D.960. (program update of 3/27/17)
Dubbed “a major artist” by the Miami Herald and a “quiet maverick” by the Daily Telegraph, pianist Alexander Korsantia has been praised for the “clarity of his technique, richly varied tone and dynamic phrasing” (Baltimore Sun), and a “piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist” (Calgary Sun). The Boston Globe found his interpretation of Pictures of an Exhibition to be “a performance that could annihilate all others one has heard.” And the Birmingham Post gushed that “his intensely responsive reading was shot through with a vein of constant fantasy, whether musing or mercurial.” Ever since winning the First Prize and Gold Medal of the Artur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, Korsantia’s career has taken him to many of the world’s major concert halls, collaborating with renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseda and Paavo Jarvi and orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Kirov Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic.