Calendar


Upcoming performances

All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted
All programs subject to change

March 30, 2024
@ 7:30 pm
Solo recital
LISZT Années de pèlerinage (Première année: Suisse), S. 160

BARTÓK Suite, op. 14 (Sz. 62)
BEETHOVEN Sonata, E major, op. 109
JANÁČEK In the Mists
CLARKE Cortège
MOZART Gigue, G major, K. 574
TCHAIKOVSKY-FEINBERG Symphony No. 6 (Allegro molto vivace)
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
+ Livestream
April 20, 2024
@ 7 pm
Chamber music
BEETHOVEN Trio, B-flat major, op. 97 (“Archduke”)
Zach Brandon, violin
Rowena Bakke, cello
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
+ Livestream
TBD
(Spring 2024)
Chamber music
Program to include:
SCHUMANN Five Pieces in Folk Style, op. 102
FRANCK-DELSART Sonata, A major
Rowena Bakke, cello
Cleveland Institute of Music
+ Livestream

Past events

January 21, 2024
@ 3 pm
Solo recital
SCARLATTI Sonata, C major, K. 513
MOZART Gigue, G major, K. 574
SCHUBERT Sonata, D major, D. 850

LISZT Chapelle de Guillaume Tell, S.160/1
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau, C minor, op. 39 no. 1
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau, G minor, op. 33 no. 8
CHOPIN Étude, B minor, op. 25 no. 10
CHOPIN Étude, A minor, op. 25 no. 11
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau, E-flat minor, op. 39 no. 5
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau, C minor, op. 33 no. 3 (op. posth.)
PRICE Étude
SAINT-SAËNS Étude, F major, Op. 111 No. 6 (Toccata d’après le cinquième concerto)
St. Philomena Church,
East Cleveland, OH
November 30, 2023
@ 7 pm
Chamber music
MOZART Sonata for piano and violin, E minor, K. 304
Zach Brandon, violin
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
November 18, 2023
@ 3:30 pm
Masterclass with Marc-André Hamelin
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
(I, II, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII)
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
November 11, 2023
@ 3 pm
Solo & chamber music
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
RAVEL Piano Trio, A minor
Zach Brandon, violin
Rowena Bakke, cello
Moreland Courts, Cleveland, OH
November 4, 2023
@ 8 pm
Solo & piano duet recital with Jingshi Zhao
LIGETI Étude No. 5 Arc-en-ciel
DEBUSSY Étude No. 11 Pour les arpèges composés
CHOPIN Nouvelle Étude, A-flat major
SCRIABIN Étude, D-flat major, Op. 8 No. 10
SCRIABIN Étude, Op. 65 No. 3
RACHMANINOFF 4 Études-Tableaux:
C minor, Op. 39 No. 1
G minor, Op. 33 No. 8
E-flat minor, Op. 39 No. 5
C minor, Op. 33 No. 3 (Op. posth.)
PRICE Étude, C major
SAINT-SAËNS Étude, F major, Op. 111 No. 6 (Toccata d’après le cinquième concerto)

SCHUBERT Sonata in C major for piano four-hands, D. 812 (“Grand Duo”)
(Michael Lu & Jingshi Zhao)
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
October 15, 2023
@ 3 pm
Concerto performance
BRAHMS Concerto No. 1, D minor, op. 15
Parma Symphony Orchestra (Randolph Laycock)
Valley Forge High School Auditorium,
Parma, OH
September 17, 2023
@ 4 pm
CWR Concert Series
DEBUSSY Étude No. 11 Pour les arpèges composés
CHOPIN Nouvelle Étude, A-flat major
SCRIABIN Étude, D-flat major, Op. 8 No. 10
RACHMANINOFF 3 Études-Tableaux:
C minor, Op. 39 No. 1
G minor, Op. 33 No. 8
E-flat minor, Op. 39 No. 5
PRICE Étude, C major
SAINT-SAËNS Étude, F major, Op. 111 No. 6 (Toccata d’après le cinquième concerto)

SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
Church of the Western Reserve,
Pepper Pike, OH
August 17, 2023
@ 9 pm
Todi International Music Masters
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4, G major, Op. 58
TIMM Ensemble (Francesco D’Ovidio)
Palazzo del Vignola,
Todi, Italy
August 11, 2023
@ 9 pm
Todi International Music Masters
SCHUBERT Sonata for piano four-hands, C major, D. 812 (“Grand Duo”; I.)
(Michael Lu & Jingshi Zhao)
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6 (selections)
Palazzo del Vignola,
Todi, Italy
June 8, 2023
@ 7:30 pm
Recital
All works by Robert Schumann:
Kinderszenen, op. 15
Toccata, C major, op. 7
Arabeske, C major, op. 18
Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
Judson Manor,
Cleveland, OH
May 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, & 26, 2023
@ 9 am—12 pm, 2 pm–6 pm 
Partitura Workshops with Maria João Pires
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, op. 53 D. 850
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6

Jolliffe Theatre (Epic Center), Kalamazoo, MI
May 25, 2023
@ 2 pm
Maria João Pires & Partitura Pianists | Kalamazoo Community Concert
SCHUBERT Military March No. 1, D major, Op. 51 D. 733
(Ningjialu Liu & Michael Lu)
GRIEG Anitra’s Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, op. 46
(Michael Lu & Maria João Pires)
RACHMANINOFF Romance for piano six hands, A major
(Francesco Granata, Michael Lu, & Maria João Pires)
Kalamazoo, MI
May 21, 2023
@ 4 pm
Maria João Pires & Partitura Pianists | Gilmore Piano Festival Special Event
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze (I, II, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVII, XVIII)
RACHMANINOFF Romance for piano six hands, A major
(Francesco Granata, Michael Lu, & Maria João Pires)
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo, MI
April 23, 2023
@ 8 pm
Recital
WALKER Variations on a Kentucky Folk Song
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in D major, op. 53 D. 850

ROREM 3 Barcarolles
RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (Original version from 1913)
Encores:
SCHUMANN Kind im Einschulmmern & Der Dichter spricht from Kinderszenen, op. 15
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
April 23, 2023
@ 4 pm
Chamber music
STOSSEL (b. 2001) Spirographs for piano quintet (I. Rose; premiere)
Maude Cloutier, violin
Pablo Ronderos, viola
Karim Maggio, cello
Alex Zajdel, double bass
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
April 21, 2023
@ 7:30 pm
Chamber music
BARBER Sonata for Cello and Piano, C minor, op. 6
Rowena Bakke, cello
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
April 18, 2023
@ 7:30 pm
Recital
WALKER Variations on a Kentucky Folk Song
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in D major, op. 53 D. 850
ROREM 3 Barcarolles
RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (Original version from 1913)
Judson Park, Cleveland, OH
April 11, 2023
@ 7:30 pm
Chamber music (Jan Sloman Tribute Concert)
SINDING Presto from Suite im alten Stil
Maude Cloutier, violin
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
March 26, 2023
@ 12 pm
Chamber music
PENZO (b. 1998) Fuse for violin and piano (premiere)
Maude Cloutier, violin
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
March 20, 2023
@ 10:30 am
Chamber music
DEBUSSY Cello Sonata, D minor
BLOCH From Jewish Life (Prayer)
BARBER Cello Sonata, C minor, op. 6
Rowena Bakke, cello
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
March 7, 2023
@ 7:30 pm
Chamber music
BRAHMS-JOACHIM Hungarian Dances (selections)
BRAHMS Violin Sonata no. 1, G major, op. 78
John Fawcett, violin
Judson Manor, Cleveland, OH
March 2, 2023
@ 6:30 pm
Chamber music
BRAHMS Violin Sonata no. 1, G major, op. 78
John Fawcett, violin
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
November 29, 2022
@ 7:30 pm
Advanced Piano Trio Program Gala Concert
CHOPIN Trio in G minor, Op. 8
with Trio Metafisico
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
November 10, 2022
@ 7:30 pm
Concerto performance
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15
Jingshi Zhao, orchestral piano
Cleveland, OH
October 25, 2022
@ 7:30 pm
Chamber music
MOZART Trio in G major, K. 564
CHOPIN Trio in G minor, Op. 8
with Trio Metafisico
Judson Park, Cleveland, OH
October 19, 2022
@ 8:30 pm
Recital
CHOPIN Prelude in C-sharp minor, op. 45
CHOPIN Prelude in A-flat major, op. posth.
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Fugue in D-flat major, op. 87 no. 15
WALKER Prelude and Caprice
SCRIABIN Prelude in B-flat minor, Op. 37 No. 1
SCRIABIN Prelude in G major, Op. 13 No. 3
SCRIABIN Prelude in D major, Op. 11 No. 5
SCRIABIN Prelude, Op. 74 No. 2
SCRIABIN Prelude, Op. 74 No. 3
SCRIABIN Prelude, Op. 74 No. 4
SCRIABIN Prelude in B major, Op. 2 No. 2
SCRIABIN Prelude in B minor, Op. 13 No. 6
FRANCK Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue

SCHUMANN-WIECK Mazurka, op. 6 no. 5
PRICE Remembrance
PRICE Cotton Dance (Presto)
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music