Sat, Jan 11, 8:00 pm: Alexander Paley, piano
Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Alexander Paley will perform Debussy’s 12 Etudes, Scriabin’s Sonata No 5, and Ravel’s Suite Le Tombeau de Couperin during a Conservatory Concert at Westmoreland Circle. Admission is free with a $20 suggested donation. Families with children are encouraged to attend.
Time: Saturday, January 11, 8:00 pm
Location: Washington Conservatory of Music at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
Address: One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD
Parking: Parking is available in the lot on Massachusetts Avenue and along the streets of Massachusetts and Western Avenues. Please do not block neighborhood driveways.
Admission: Free. All donations support the programs of Washington Conservatory.
Alexander Paley is widely acclaimed for his dazzling technical prowess, his exceptionally broad and extensive repertoire of concerti and solo piano works, and the depth of his unique and personal interpretations. Originally from Moldova, Paley won the National Music Competition of Moldova. After study at the Moscow Conservatory he went on to win major awards, including First Prize at the Leipzig International Bach Competition, the Bosendorfer Prize, the Grand Prix at the first International Pancho Vladigerov Competition (Bulgaria), the Grand Prix Young Artist Debut (New York), First Prize at Aiex de Vries (Belgium) and Les Victoires de la Musique Classique (France.)
A favorite with audiences in Washington, DC, a Washington Post recital review began: “Once in a while, never often enough, a recital is so exhilarating that it reaches far into the intermission, which becomes a delicious interlude between the lingering vapors of superlative artistry already experienced and the enormous pleasure of knowing there is still more to come.” His past performances for the Washington Conservatory concert series have included the complete Mozart Solo Sonatas and an “all Liszt concert” that was heard on WETA’s Front Row Washington in 2011.
The concert is presented by Washington Conservatory of Music as part of the Washington Conservatory Concert Series.