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Award-winning Pianist David Korevaar to Perform Solo Recital at Schmitt Music Dec 1, with the Boulder Piano Quartet Dec 10 and more

November 22, 2022 | By Genevieve Spielberg
President, GSI

Award-winning Pianist David Korevaar to Perform

Solo Recital at Schmitt Music Dec 1, with the Boulder Piano Quartet Dec 10,

with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra Jan 14 and

in Recital with Violinist Chas Wetherbee January 24

 Hailed for his "wonderfully warm, pliant, spontaneous playing" by the Washington Post, award winning pianist David Korevaar will perform a recital on December 1 at 7pm at Englewood Auditorium for Schmitt Music, 155 W Hampden Ave in Englewood, CO. The program will include Beethoven’s virtuosic and introspective Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, a work that includes some of his most technically demanding and heartfelt expressive writing, the powerful and original Sonata in C Minor, Op. 21 by the underperformed Cécile Chaminade, and Twelve Etudes, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin. While this is a free concert, patrons are asked to RSVP at www.schmittmusic.com/events/

On Saturday, December 10 at 7pm he returns to the Academy at Chapel Hall Series in Boulder to perform with the Boulder Piano Quartet in a program that includes the Spanish Quartet by Louise Heritte-Viardot (daughter of Pauline Viardot) and Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26. The Boulder Piano Quartet, whose members include Korevaar, violinist Charles Wetherbee, violist Matthew Dane and cellist Thomas Heinrich, is currently in residence at Academy Chapel Hall, located at 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder. For more information and tickets for this free concert visit www.theacademyboulder.com/events

His residency with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra continues on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Adventist Church, 345 Mapleton Avenue in Boulder where he will perform a mini chamber concert including Sextets for piano and winds by Thuille and Poulenc. Tickets are $25 and available at

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=bco

Rounding out the month of January, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm he will perform with his duo partner, acclaimed violinist Chas Wetherbee on the Faculty Tuesday concerts  CU Boulder.  This is a free concerts, no tickets required.  For more information  and a link to a streaming option visit www.cupresents.org

David Korevaar is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator and has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Recent engagements include performances at the Music in the Mountains Festival where he was in residence, and performances with the Carpe Diem String Quartet at the Snake River Music Festival. The program featured the modern premiere of the Piano Quintet by the unjustly forgotten Italian impressionist composer, Luigi Perrachio, as well as the Dvorak Piano Quintet.  Korevaar discovered the original, unpublished Perrachio manuscript in Turin, Italy; his most recent addition to his extensive discography of over 50 titles includes a highly praised disc of world premiere recordings of Perrachio’s piano music.

Upcoming and recent concerts include concerts with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, appearances with the Broomfield Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, and Littleton Symphony, and concerts with the Boulder Quartet. This summer he appeared at the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park and performed a number of concerts for the International Double Reed Society Conference in Boulder including world premiere performances of commissioned works for double reeds and piano by Katherine Needleman, Roydon Tse, Victor Márquez Barrios, Hannah Kendall, and Tania Leon, to name a few. Other recent performances include a pair of solo recitals for the Western Slope (Colorado) Concert Series, a solo performance at the Kawai Piano Gallery Concert Series in Dallas, a recital with baritone Andrew Garland, a solo recital in Houston, TX, as a featured artist at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, and performances with the Takacs Quartet.  

Previous performances include concertos with the Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Japan's Shonan Chamber Orchestra, Brazil's Goiania Symphony, and with acclaimed conductors including Guillermo Figueroa, Per Brevig, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Jorge Mester.  

Korevaar is a regular guest with the Takács Quartet, and recently performed with them on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center in New York.  He is a frequent collaborator with acclaimed violinist Charles Wetherbee, with whom he has recorded numerous albums including Tibor Harsányi's  A Hungarian in Paris and an album dedicated to the works of Iranian-American composer Reza Vali, which AllMusic praised as "an important release in the field of 20th century chamber music," and won the Iran's Bârbad Award, the Iranian version of a Grammy Award. Their recording of three violin sonatas by Russian/German composer Paul Juon was recognized by American Record Guide as "expert, sensitive, and committed performers who bring this forgotten music to vivid life".  Following the release of his world premiere recordings of piano music by Lowell Liebermann and Luigi Perrachio, Korevaar returned to the recording studio to record Richard Danielpour's The Celestial Circus for two pianos and three percussionists with pianist Angelina Gadeliya.  In June 2021, Korevaar performed Price’s original piano work, Fantasie Nègre No. 4 as part of the Denver Chapter of Music for Food virtual concert, which can be viewed at:

https://youtu.be/IVWnnQzF5lA

Of special interest, Korevaar has also concertized and given master classes in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program and taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul.

More information, including hi-res images of David Korevaar may be found at:

www.davidkorevaar.com

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