March 13, 2016, 4 pm
Recital to Feature Pianist Kevin Kenner
Juror of the 2015 National Chopin Piano Competition Miami.
The Chopin Salon Series presents a piano recital by Kevin Kenner, an internationally acclaimed artist, juror and teacher. He won the top prizes at the 1990 National and International Chopin Competitions. That same year, he won the Bronze Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Mr. Kenner currently serves on faculty of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
The concert will be followed by a wine reception and dinner.
Set against the backdrop of the picturesque La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach, the Chopin Salon Concerts are open to everyone and offer an intimate opportunity to experience today’s finest classical pianists in the company of a congenial group of Chopin music lovers. Ever increasing in popularity, the last few Chopin Salon Concerts were sold out. Early reservations are recommended.
WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4:00 PM
WHERE: La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd, Miami Beach
Program: Schubert: Selections from Moments musicaux, D. 780, Paderewski: Humoresques de concert, Op. 14, Vol. 1, and Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 62 No. 2 in E Major and Sonata in B minor Op. 58.
Tickets: Concert and wine reception free to Chopin members; dinner $55.
Non-members and guests, $45 concert; $100 all inclusive.
Reservations required at 305.868.0624 or at [email protected]
More information at www.chopin.org
The year 1990 was a milestone for pianist Kevin Kenner whose artistry was recognized throughout the world by three prestigious awards: the top prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the International Terrence Judd Award in London, and third prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He had already won awards at the Van Cliburn International Competition and the Gina Bachauer International Competition.
Born in southern California, Kenner has spent more than half his life in Europe, firstly in the UK where he taught for many years at the Royal College of Music in London, and subsequently in Poland. Since 2015 Kenner has been teaching at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami and is also a visiting professor at the Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland.
Kenner has performed as soloist with world-class orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestra of the 18th Century, NHK Symphony of Japan, San Francisco Symphony, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has joined with string quartets such as the Belcea, Tokyo, Endellion, Vogler, Casal and Panocha, and worked as duo partner with cellist Matt Haimovitz, and since 2011 with Kyung Wha Chung. He is a frequent guest at the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea and the Chopin and His Europe Festival in Poland. This next season will include performances at the Verbier Festival, the Barbican in London and Carnegie Hall as well as tours in Korea and China.
Kevin Kenner’s recordings are distributed internationally and include many discs of Chopin works as well as recordings of Ravel, Schumann, Beethoven, Piazzolla and Paderewski, the latter two having won special prizes. His recent CD “Chopin Resonances” was singled out by Gramophone Magazine as the Editor’s Choice and was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards in France.