Leif Ove Andsnes

@ Soka Performing Arts Center

Sunday March 30, 2025

03:00 PM - 5:00 pm

Andsnes has entered an elite circle of pianistic stardom … When he sits in front of the keyboard … extraordinary things happen” – The New York Times


Leif Ove Andsnes, piano


GRIEG Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7
GEIRR TVEITT Piano Sonata No. 29, Op. 129, “Sonata Etere”
CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28

Leif Ove Andsnes is a pianist whose artistry has been recognized with eleven GRAMMY® nominations and seven Gramophone Awards, cementing his status as a leading figure in classical music. His performances are celebrated for their elegance, power, and profound insight, making each concert a must-see event for any music enthusiast.

Andsnes’s career is a testament to his incredible skill and dedication. His extensive discography, with over 50 titles, showcases a breadth of repertoire and a depth of interpretation that few can match. He has graced the world’s most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall to the Berlin Philharmonic, earning accolades from critics and audiences alike.

The evening begins with Edvard Grieg’s Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7. Andsnes, a native of Norway like Grieg, brings a unique authenticity and emotional depth to this work. The program continues with the imaginative and rarely performed Piano Sonata No. 29, Op. 129, “Sonata Etere,” by Geirr Tveitt, offering listeners a journey through evocative and innovative soundscapes.

After intermission, Andsnes will perform Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28. This masterful collection is known for its emotional range and technical demands, providing a perfect showcase for Andsnes’s extraordinary talent. Each prelude, with its own distinct character, will be brought to life through his exceptional touch and interpretative genius.

Sunday March 30, 2025

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: TBD

Soka Performing Arts Center