The Department of Music at Hope College will feature pianist Aviram Reichert in a guest concert on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
In addition, Reichert, who also performed at Hope College in 2006, will be conducting a Master Class with Hope piano major students on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall. The public is welcome to attend.
The New York Times has called Reichert a “thoughtful and exceptionally musical player,” while the Los Angeles Times reviewed a performance by saying that he “played with grace and point, power and finesse.”
Recihert’s program at Hope will feature the “Sonata No. 1, Op. 2 No. 1,” “Sonata No. 10, Op. 14 No. 2,” “Sonata No. 30, Op. 109” and “Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight,’ Op. 27 No. 2,” by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Paul Ben Haim’s “Five pieces Op. 34.”
Reichert studied at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1997, he won the Bronze Medal at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Reichert has performed as a soloist with the leading orchestras in his native country, Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic, Haifa Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony. His prize-winning participation in competitions in Japan and Korea brought him numerous concert engagements in the Far East, where he performed with the Tokyo Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony, the KBS, the Korean Symphony orchestra, and the Daegu and Suwan Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, all the major orchestras in South Africa, and numerous orchestras in the United States. He has recorded Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Spectrum Brass Quintet, released in 2009, and more recently a CD of cello and piano music by Brahms and Schumann.
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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.