David L. Abell Piano Masters Series featuring Gilbert Kalish

Fri 12/8/2023 • 7PM PST

Schoenberg Hall

We are excited to welcome Gilbert Kalish to our David L. Abell Piano Masters Series for Fall 2023. This performance will be preceded by a Masterclass with UCLA Piano students on 12/7 in Lani Hall from 5:30-7:00pm.

About Gilbert:

Gilbert Kalish leads a musical life of unusual variety and breadth. As educator he is Leading Professor and Head of Performance Activities at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. From 1968-1997 he was a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center and served as the "Chairman of the Faculty" at Tanglewood from 1985-1997. He often serves as guest faculty at distinguished music institutions such as the Banff Centre and the Steans Institute at Ravinia, and is renowned for his master class presentations.

Mr. Kalish's discography of some 100 recordings encompasses classical repertory, 20th Century masterworks and new compositions. Of special note are his solo recordings of Charles Ives' Concord Sonata and Sonatas of Joseph Haydn, an immense discography of vocal music with Jan DeGaetani and landmarks of the 20th Century by composers such as Carter, Crumb, Shapey and Schoenberg. In 1995 he was presented with the Paul Fromm Award by the University of Chicago Music Department for distinguished service to the music of our time.

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