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Alexander Schimpf - 2012 Memories

Alexander Schimpf

Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8 pm
Ventura Missionary Church
500 High Point Drive, Ventura, CA

“What’s the Score?” Pre-Concert Lecture with Nuvi Mehta at 7:15 pm

Each year Ventura Music Festival selects a winner one of the top international piano competitions for a feature classical piano concert. This year it’s German-born Alexander Schimpf, the 2011 first prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, one of the world’s most competitive and remunerative contests. Twenty-nine year-old Schimpf has risen to prominence over the last few years with a series of prestigious awards and regular appearances at important music centers including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

“Mr. Schimpf is a skilled interpreter of Bach–one of the few artists whose technical excellence allows for Bach’s music to sing through at its purest and most sublime,” says Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta. Known for his “expressive power and passion” Schimpf will perform Bach, Beethoven and Ravel.

PROGRAM
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816 J. S. Bach
Le Tombeau de Couperin M. Ravel
Five Préludes, Op. 74 A. Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 L. v. Beethoven

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2012 PERFORMERS

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tea & Trumpets

Federico Mondelci

Alexander Schimpf

Tiempo Libre

Emerson String Quartet

Rising Stars

Pablo Sainz Villegas

Nicole Cabell

Concert sponsored by:
Sandra & Jordan Laby,
Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation,
Pierpont Racquet Club
Reception sponsors:
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
Media sponsors:
VCReporter, Ventura Breeze