Festivals & Series

Philippe Bianconi, piano

Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30pm

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.

Please note: Due to high demand, new subscriptions to the Skyline Piano Artist Series are not yet available, and will be released after July 23. Please email events.music@northwestern.edu or call 847-467-4000 if you wish to be notified when new subscriptions become available. (Current Skyline subscribers may call 847-467-4000 to renew, or return the subscription renewal invoice, arriving in early May, by mail.)

Single tickets, on sale August 9, are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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.