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Shai Wosner

  • Nelson Music Room 1304 Campus Drive Durham, NC, 27708 United States (map)

Shai Wosner

“Wosner heads straight to the front rank of Schubertians...absolutely freshly conceived.”
BBC Music Magazine

Born in Israel and a student of Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School, Shai Wosnerhas become one of the most sought-after interpreters of the Viennese Classics as both soloist and chamber music partner. He is also noted for his passionate advocacy of contemporary music. Among his Onyx Classics recordings, the coupling of concertos by Haydn and Ligeti was chosen as one of the Best Classical Recordings of 2016 by The New York Times. Long admired for his Schubert playing, including a recording of two late sonatas praised by Gramophone for its “unfaltering authority and character,” Wosner presents two recitals that offer a very rare chance to hear Schubert’s last six piano sonatas in sequence. These masterpieces were composed between 1825 and 1828, and the last three sonatas were all completed in an astonishing burst of creativity during September 1828. 

Schubert: Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Schubert: Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

Earlier Event: February 24
Shai Wosner
Later Event: February 25
Ezra Furman