Old First Concerts
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 AT 8:00PM

Joel Fan
 
Joel Fan, piano
 
Dia Succari La Nuit du Destin
Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
William Bolcom Two New Bagatelles
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 in B-flat minor
Leon Kirchner Piano Sonata No. 3 'The Forbidden'
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Pianist Joel Fan is one of the most dynamic and accomplished musicians performing before the public today. He is consistently acclaimed for his recitals, recordings, and appearances with orchestras throughout the world. His concerts attract a wide range of audiences, as he has eagerly embraced traditional piano literature as well as an eclectic range of repertoire, including new music commissioned especially for him, world music, and his own transcriptions. Mr. Fan's engaging personality, technical assurance, lyricism, and sheer musicality win over audiences wherever he performs. As a recording artist, Mr. Fan scored two consecutive Billboard Top 10 Debuts with his solo CDs, World Keys and West of the Sun. As a "champion of new music" (Boston Globe), Mr. Fan is passionate about expanding the repertoire written for the piano, having embarked on a multi-year commissioning project of several solo piano and concerto works. In 2006, he commissioned, performed and recorded the world premiere of Leon Kirchner's Sonata No. 3, 'The Forbidden'.

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