Musical Club of Hartford

5/18/2023: Gilles Vonsattel, piano

This morning we are fortunate to hear a recital by the internationally acclaimed, Swiss-born American pianist, Gilles Vonsattel, in a performance of works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

Mr. Vonsattel is a 2009 Laureate of the Honens International Piano Competition, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva Competitions, as well as the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award. In 2017, he performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to great acclaim. Mr. Vonsattel currently performs regularly with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Players and maintains a busy international performance schedule.


Selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of the Fugue

* Felix Mendelssohn's Variations sérieuses

* Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a “Lebewohl”

* Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

This program is made possible in large part by the Jolidon Fund, so named for Marjorie Jolidon, who left a share of her estate to the Musical Club in 2013. The Jolidon Fund enables the club to present outstanding professional musicians in concert.

Photo: Marco Borggreve