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Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Chopin, he is also noted for his masterly performances of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire.

2012/13 season highlights include appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Kennedy Center, concerts with London Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony (by Sir Mark Elder), a month-long tour in Australia, where he will record, in performance, both Brahms concerti, and returns to Carnegie Hall, with Boston Symphony.

Highlights of previous seasons include a series of performances in celebration of bicentenary of Liszt’s birth, visits to Lincoln Center with New York Philharmonic, and tours in Europe and Asia. In conjunction with the bicentenary celebration of Chopin’s birth, “The Art of Chopin”, a documentary featuring Mr. Ohlsson, was co-produced by Polish, French, British and Chinese television stations.

Mr. Ohlsson can be heard on labels including the RCA Victor Red Seal, BMG, Telarc, and Virgin Classics. His complete Beethoven sonatas received a Grammy award for Vol. 3. Hyperion recently released a disc of all the Brahms piano variations.

He won Gold Medal at the International Chopin Competition in 1970, and remains the single American to have done so. Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, MI.