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Angela Hewitt in Recital and Master Class

  • Feb 23, 2009
[caption id="attachment_2849" align="alignright" width="181" caption="Angela Hewitt performs and offers a free master class."][/caption]The OBF presents the sensational Canadian-born pianist Angela Hewitt in recital Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Beall Concert Hall. She will offer a free, public master class in Beall Hall on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$20 and are now on sale through the Hult Center Bach's Office. Hewitt is one of the world’s leading Bach interpreters—she was a top prizewinner in the International Bach competitions of Leipzig and Washington D.C., and winner of the 1985 Toronto International Bach Piano Competition. Angela Hewitt’s eleven-year project to record Bach’s entire keyboard works resulted in “one of the record glories of our age.” — Sunday Times (London). She has been hailed as “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time” (The Guardian) and “nothing less than the pianist who will define Bach performance on the piano for years to come” (Stereophile). She was named Gramophone magazine’s 2006 Artist of the Year Born into a musical family (her father was the Cathedral organist in Ottawa, Canada) Angela Hewitt began her piano studies aged three, performing in public at four and a year later winning her first scholarship. During her formative years, she also studied violin, recorder, and classical ballet. At nine she gave her first recital at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music where she later studied. She won First Prize in Italy’s Viotti Competition (1978) as well as the Schumann Competition in Zwickau, the Casadesus Competition in Cleveland and the Dino Ciani Competition at La Scala, Milan. Her March 3 program: Bach English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV811 Beethoven Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2 Faure Valse-Caprice No. 1 in A major, Op.30; Valse-Caprice No. 2 in D flat major, Op.38 Ravel Tombeau de Couperin