Guest Artist Recital: Pianist Alexander Beridze

Photo by Richard Termine

Alexander Beridze, Gold Medalist of the 2009 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati and founder and artistic director of the New York Piano Festival, performs a recital at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

Think of Beridze's program as an athletic feat that would scare off many professionals. The virtuoso doesn't shy away from a tuneful challenge with selections such as Beethoven's Sonata in A major Op. 101, Brahms' Two Rhapsodies Op. 79, Schubert's Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3 in G-flat Major, Schubert-Liszt's Barcarolle "Auf dem Wasser zu Singen," Liszt's Grand Etude after Paganini "La Campanella" and Stravinsky's Three movements from Petrushka.

The vibrant acoustics of Duncan Recital Hall are perfect for this genre of chamber music. But because of the venue's intimate size, we recommend arriving early. Insider tip: Grab a seat on the left side of the concert hall to secure a clear view of Beridze's hands. We know you'll be amazed.



Shepherd School of Music
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005-1892


Admission is free.
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