New Yorkers LOVE Chopin!

On Sunday February 22nd, New Yorkers filled the beautiful Renee Weiler Concert Hall in the historic Greenwich House Music building to celebrate composer Frederic Chopin's 205th birthday. The celebration was hosted by "Chatty Pianist" Emir Gamsizoglu as a part of the Caffe Vivaldi in Renee Weiler Concert Hall Series.

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In this sold-out concert, Gamsizoglu mesmerized the audience with his expressive and powerful performance of the composer's most well-known works. The first half included dramatic works such as 1st Ballade, 1st Scherzo, Heroic Polonaise, and 1st Impromptu which felt like the icing on top of a tasty cake. The second half of the concert Emir Gamsizoglu enthralled the crowd with his performance of 12 Etudes which are technically demanding musical jewels. Chopin's Etudes are considered as "The Bible" for pianists. The evening concluded with one of composer's most charming Nocturnes and of course a surprise encore was performed as a gift to remember this magical evening.

Emir Gamsizoglu's impressive interpretation included a presentation as a part of his "chatty pianist" concept, engaging the audience deeper with Chopin's music and his life with interesting commentary made by Gamsizoglu himself. The audience members left the concert hall falling in love one more time with, the poet of the piano, Chopin's music. The audience included all ages with a large number of young people. A reassuring sign demonstrating once again that Chopin's music is as popular as it was 200 years ago. Perhaps more so now. 

Emir Gamsizoglu will continue curating and performing weekend classical music concerts at Caffe Vivaldi. 

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From the Staff