Festivals & Series

Philippe Bianconi, piano

Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

“An extraordinary exhibition of musicianship, technical control and good taste which lent the music a freshness, immediacy and conviction one all too seldom encounters”
The London Times

Since winning the Silver Medal in the Seventh Van Cliburn International Competition, Philippe Bianconi has enthralled audiences and critics throughout the world. He has appeared with North America’s finest orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Chicago. In Europe, Bianconi has appeared with James Conlon and the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris for a sold-out performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto in the Paris Garnier Opera House. In 2012 Bianconi’s recording of Debussy’s Preludes for the La Dolce Volta label received a prestigious Diapason d’Or de l’Année, a nomination for “Recording of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique, and the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros. This performance will be followed by a subscriber reception.

Johannes Brahms, Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79
Robert Schumann, Carnival
Camille Saint-Saëns, Souvenir d’Italie
Claude Debussy, Five Preludes
Olivier Messiaen, Four Preludes

Due to overwhelming demand, Skyline Piano Artist Series subscriptions are sold out. Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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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.