36th International Piano Festival (Photo: Jesse Reyes)
The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and masterclasses featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Led by nonagenarian and IPF Founder Abbey Simon, this dynamic weekend of pianism features Russian virtuoso Alexander Kobrin and charismatic rising star Sean Chen, our 2019 Discovery Artist.
Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. – Sean Chen
Chopin: Tarantelle, Etude Op. 25/7; Scriabin: Nocturne; Chopin-Godowsky: Etude, Op. 10/12;
Chopin-Liszt: 6 Chants Polonais, S. 480; Chopin: Mazurkas, Op. 63; Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22
Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. – Abbey Simon
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12; Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1; works by Chopin and Ravel
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. – Alexander Kobrin
Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894; Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
Feb. 1, 3 p.m. – Alexander Kobrin
Feb. 2, 9 a.m. – Sean Chen
Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m. – Abbey Simon
Learn more and view the full schedule of events at uh.edu/pianofestival.