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Virtuoso with Chatty Pianist Emir Gamsizoglu

Classical Sundays concerts start at four pm; please arrive ten minutes prior. Located on 32 Jones Street, Caffe Vivaldi offers a brunch menu along with a wide selection of desserts and drinks. You are welcome to enjoy your food and drinks while listening to the concert (one drink minimum).

Featuring some of the most challenging and exciting pieces of the solo piano repertoire by Liszt, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Saint Saens. With each piece you’ll get to hear/learn about a different aspect of virtuosity on piano. The chatty presentation will include details from pianist Emir Gamsizoglu’s unique life story of becoming a concert pianist at the age of 20, after quitting his career as a basketball player. 

“From dribbling balls to tickling ivories” DnaInfo New York

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T h e   P r o g r a m

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
WoO 80 - 32 Variations in C Minor

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Op.14 - Rondo Capriccioso in E Major - Andante; Presto

Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Op.10 - Etude No.3 in E Major, "Tristesse"
Op.10 - Etude No.5 in Gb Major, "Black Keys"
Op.10 - Etude No.12 in C Minor, "Revolutionary"
Op.25 - Etude No.1 in Ab Major, "Aeolian Harp"
Op.25 - Etude No.2 in F Minor, "Bee"
Op.25 - Etude No.12 in C Minor, "Choral"


Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
S.141 - Grandes études de Paganini No.3 in G# Minor - La Campanella
S.244 - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C# Minor

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dance No.5 in F# Minor

Charles Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Op.52 - Six Études No.2 - Pour l'indépendence des doigts

Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Op.23 - Prelude No.5 in G Minor

Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Op.11 - Toccata in D Minor

Earlier Event: October 23
Private Event
Later Event: October 23
John Lander