Outstanding lineup of guest stars for the 2014 Festival

The 2014 Southeastern Piano Festival has a stellar lineup of guest artists you will not want to miss!

Concerts will take place at the Koger Center for the Arts, the Columbia Museum of Art, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and the University of South Carolina School of Music. Tickets can be purchased at www.capitoltickets.com.

Special guest will be legendary pianist Leon Fleisher, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. In July 2013 Sony Classical released a 23-CD box set spanning the pianist’s ground-breaking recording for the Columbia/Epic and Sony Classical labels from 1954-2009. He has performed in all of the world’s major music centers to great acclaim and his definitive recordings encompass repertoire from the five Beethoven Concerti to chamber music and numerous solo releases.

Alexander Korsantia won the gold medal in the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and first prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition. He recently performed at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and the Stresa Festival in Italy and with the Kirov Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony. His concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Andrew Tyson is winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has performed recently with the Kansas City Symphony and Colorado Symphony in addition to a tour of the United Kingdom with the Halle Orchestra. He performs June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral.

Ingrid Jacoby is winner the Steinway Hall Artists Prize, the Baldwin National Piano Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Award. She’s performed in recent seasons with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Russian National Orchestra and at the Salzburg Music Festival, among numerous others. She will perform at the University of South Carolina Recital Hall June 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Ilana Vered has had a long career that includes performing with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony and under the batons of Leopold Stokowski, Sir George Solti and Michael Tilson Thomas. Her extensive recording career (much of it for the Decca/London label) includes Brahms Concerto No.2, the complete Chopin Etudes, Rachmaninoff Concerto No.2, Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1, Mozart Concerto No. 21 and No. 23 and the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concerti. She will give a master class at 11 a.m. June 21 at the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall.

Please join us for a wonderful week of music!



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2 responses to “Outstanding lineup of guest stars for the 2014 Festival

  1. Florence Toh Shiao Hui

    Hi, I am very interested with this piano festival. Do keep me update and send me the details, including the fees on this event, to my email. Thanks.

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