john o'conor

John O'Conor

As part of his Fall 2018 world tour, John O'Conor will perform on the new Concert Steinway D at Kirkland Auditorium on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm. The dazzling recital program includes works by Haydn, Schubert, Field, and Beethoven's beloved Moonlight Sonata. An evening not to be missed!

The Irish pianist John O'Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. Having studied in his native Dublin, in Vienna with Dieter Weber and being tutored by the legendary Wilhelm Kempff his unanimous 1st Prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna opened the door to a career that has brought him all around the world.

His recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas led CD Review to say that he "by now should be recognized as the world's premier Beethoven interpreter" and his recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and Andreas Delfs have also been greeted with acclaim. In the past year he has released two new CDs on the Steinway label, one of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and the other of five Haydn Sonatas.

A Steinway Artist, he is Chair of the Piano Division at Shenandoah University in Virginia, Professor of Piano at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, International Visiting Artist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Visiting Professor at Showa University in Japan.

For his services to music he has been decorated "Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Government, awarded the "Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Kunst" by the Austrian Government, the "Order of the Rising Sun" by the Emperor of Japan, and has received many other awards.

Learn more about the artist at www.johnoconor.com.

Performance Info:
Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Ticket Info:
Single ticket prices: $20
Children's Tickets - $10 (available by phone or in person only)
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Event Date

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:30pm