Join us on Saturday evening, May 12, for the ninth concert in the 2017-2018 concert series. Award-winning pianist Robin Giesbrecht will perform music by Bach, Schumann, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artist and learn about his background and current interests.

Core Memory, a non-profit arts organization based in southern Rhode Island, hosts monthly concerts in a private home located in the village of Peace Dale. Our concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. If you’d like to attend, please send an email to reservations@corememory.io with the names of everyone in your group. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins promptly at 7:30.


Program

Composer Work Year
J.S. Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971 1735
Robert Schumann Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Op. 26 1839
  Intermission  
Frédéric Chopin Preludes, Op. 28 (selections) 1839
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 1913


About the Artist


Pianist Robin Giesbrecht has been celebrated internationally with a career reaching mature artistry. Since winning the International Grotrian-Steinweg Competition at age seven and the NDR Arts Prize subsequently, Mr. Giesbrecht has enjoyed performances with in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, North America and Asia, including debuts with the NDR Radio Philharmonic and the Southwest German Philharmonic.

Robin Giesbrecht’s recital performances include critically-acclaimed debuts at the Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall, and in 2015, he gave a performance of his own piano concerto at Lincoln Center. His chamber music collaborations include performances with the famed Szymanowski Quartet. He has performed at music festivals such as the Music Academy of the West, Oxford Philharmonic Piano Festival, Piano Texas, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg.

An internationally renowned pianist from a young age as a prizewinner at the Rotary International Competition in Essen and National Junior Competition of Germany, Mr. Giesbrecht became a student of famed pedagogue Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the age of 8. In 2006, the Austrian TV channel ORF filmed in honor of Mozart’s anniversary a movie in which Mr. Giesbrecht, dressed as Mozart, performed on Mozart’s original pianoforte in Salzburg, an event that was broadcasted worldwide. In 2008, the German TV channel WDR made a documentary about the life of the young pianist.

Robin Giesbrecht was awarded the Vladimir Horowitz scholarship at the Juilliard School as a student of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein, where he received his undergraduate degree. He also studied at the Yale School of Music with Peter Frankl, graduating in 2017 with a masters degree in performance.


Who’s Coming

Craig Maynard, host
Arlene and Irwin Birnbaum
Ashley Riccardo
Bianca Gray
Brian Maynard and Nancy Dean
Brian Mitchell
Dana Ferry
Eliza Collins
Janet and John Grant
John and Emma Maynard
Jon and Mary Ann Hebhardt
Judy Staples
Mary Lou Foley
Mirja Hanslin
Pam Taylor and Edward Maynard
Penny and Tom Backman
Ron and Maureen Areglado
Sondra and Robert Wiskari
Vic Dvorak