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Portland Piano International: Llŷr Williams
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Portland Piano International: Llŷr Williams

Portland Piano International
Llŷr Williams

Welsh pianist, Llŷr Williams, is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence, and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. He has worked with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Sinfonia Cymru, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Meininger Hofkapelle, Berner Kammerorchester, Limburgs Symphony and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. A regular performer in the Wigmore Hall’s main piano series, he also appears at the BBC Proms in London and has given many acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh International Festival. He is a regular performer at the East Neuk Festival in Scotland, and currently artist in residence at Galeri Caernarfon in Wales.

Williams is an acclaimed performer of Beethoven with one complete piano sonata cycle under his belt and another under way. The first one in the form of an epic two-week marathon during the Edinburgh International Festival won him the prestigious South Bank Show award, the second spread over three seasons, at the Wigmore Hall and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff started in October 2014 and will run until June 2017.  He is also collaborating with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in performances of all five Beethoven piano concerti, which will continue through the next two seasons as well as with the Elias Quartet in a residency spread over three seasons at Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, exploring Beethoven’s piano sonatas and string quartets in a series of concerts and talks. In addition the 2015-16 season also includes Williams’ debut at the Ravinia festival in the USA, and return appearances at the Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in the USA.

April 1, 2017
Sat 4 PM
Lincoln Performance Hall 

Schumann:           
Papillons, Op. 2
Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20

Schubert:           
Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

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April 2, 2017

Sun 4:00 PM
Lincoln Performance Hall

Beethoven:          
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7 "Grand Sonata"
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"

Rachmaninov:
Selection of Preludes from Op. 23 and Op. 32

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Tickets $45-$55

FREE PARKING
at PSU Parking Structure 2 (SW 6th and Mill) 

For more information, please visit Portland Piano International's website.

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