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Angela Hewitt

@ Soka Performing Arts Center

Sunday October 20, 2024

03:00 PM - 5:00 pm

“I know of no musician whose Bach playing is of greater subtlety, beauty of tone, persuasiveness of judgment or instrumental command” – BBC Music Magazine

 

FEATURED ARTIST:

Angela Hewitt, piano

PROGRAM:

MOZART Fantasia in C minor, K475 Sonata in C minor, K457
BACH Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
INTERMISSION
HANDEL Chaconne in G major, HWV435 (version 4)
BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

 

Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s leading concert pianists, brings her exceptional artistry to the stage with a performance that promises to captivate. Acclaimed for her profound interpretations and technical brilliance, Hewitt is a distinguished performer with a wide-ranging repertoire and frequent appearances with major orchestras across Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

An award-winning recording artist, Hewitt is renowned as one of the foremost interpreters of Bach. Her performances have garnered numerous accolades, including the prestigious City of Leipzig Bach Medal, making her the first woman to receive this honor in its 17-year history. Hewitt’s recordings of Bach’s keyboard works are considered among the greatest of our age, praised for their clarity and expressive depth.

In addition to her solo career, Hewitt has led numerous orchestras from the piano, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra. Her remarkable discography spans works by Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and many others, consistently earning critical acclaim and topping classical music charts.

Born into a musical family and beginning her piano studies at age three, Hewitt’s illustrious career was launched with her victory at the Toronto International Bach Piano Competition in 1985. She has since been honored with numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of Canada.

Sunday October 20, 2024

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: TBD




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