Festivals & Series

Louis Lortie, piano

Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, January 31, 2025 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

“immaculate pianism and artistry” —The Guardian

Pianist Louis Lortie appears in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie de Paris, Carnegie Hall, Beethovenfest Bonn, and Liszt Festival Raiding. He has established long-term partnerships with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, and Dresden Philharmonic in Europe, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony in the US. Lortie’s vast recording catalogue includes Liszt’s complete Années de pèlerinage, which was named as one of the top ten recordings of 2012 by the New Yorker. Lortie has studied with Yvonne Hubert, with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher. In 1984, Lortie won First Prize in the Busoni Competition and was a prizewinner at the Leeds Competition.

Music by Maurice Ravel
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55
Jeux d’eau
Valses nobles et sentimentales
La valse (Poème chorégraphique)

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.