TIFFIN – Pianist Zsolt Bognár’s performances have been called a thing of beauty, luminous, complex, extraordinary and authentic. On Nov. 23, he will bring his romantic piano performance to Heidelberg University as the 2013 Montague Distinguished Artist. The concert is at 7 p.m. in Brenneman Music Hall and is free and open to the community.
Bognár’s program is titled Beethoven and Schubert in Vienna and will include Three Pieces by Schubert and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Opus 10 No. 2 and Sonata No. 21 in C Major (Waldstein).
Bognár’s performances in America, Europe and Asia have received rave reviews. With recent debut performances in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Munich, Brussels, Vienna and Tokyo, he has released his first CD album of the works of Schubert and Liszt this year.
Recipient of the 2007 Arthur Loesser Prize, Bognár is frequently invited to perform chamber music with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and for live NPR broadcast. Especially noted for his insights in the works of Beethoven, Schubert and Russian repertoire, he is the winner of numerous international piano competitions in America and in Europe. He hosts of Living the Classical Life, a documentary film series of interviews with musicians from around the world.
On faculty at the Aurora School of Music, Bognár has also been involved in technology-integrated distance-learning projects for children, and community service musical outreach as part of his
goal to make classical music accessible to as many people as possible. Also very active in new music ensembles, Bognár has premiered works by award-winning young composers. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is frequently invited to perform chamber music with the Cleveland Orchestra.