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South Worthington, Sevenars Music Festival
July 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Jiayan Sun, All Beethoven
Pianist Jiayan Sun has been praised for ‘jaw-dropping brilliance” (Gazette and Observer, UK), “revelatory” performances (The New York Times), and “technically flawless, poetically inspired, and immensely assured playing” (the Toronto Star). He has performed with major orchestras internationally and has been broadcast by the BBC, the RTÉ, and radio stations worldwide. He has performed at the Verbier Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and others, as well as winning prizes at many major international piano competitions (Leeds, Dublin, Cleveland, and more). Hailing from Yantai, China, he received his degrees from The Juilliard School as student of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Stephen Hough, with other mentors including Malcolm Bilson, Richard Goode, Robert Levin, and Lionel Party. As Visiting Artist in Piano at Smith College, he presented Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas in recital, and we are thrilled to hear him in Beethoven’s final monumental Piano Sonatas, Op. 109, 110, and 111, especially as the pandemic prevented Beethoven’s 250th anniversary concerts.
Six concerts at the Academy – Sundays, July 11th – August 15th at 4PM! World Renowned Artists — Prizewinning Newcomers.
Admission is by suggested donation (suggested $20 per person), by cash or check at the door. No tickets or reservations are required or accepted. Complimentary refreshments are offered at intermission. All music lovers welcome, though we ask that children (and adults) be able to sit quietly so as not to disturb others. Note: No cellphones or recording devices are to be turned on at concerts, out of respect to performers’ rights and in the spirit of live music. We look forward to seeing you!
Concerts are held at the Academy, South Ireland Street and Rte. 112, South Worthington, MA 01098
“One of the best small music festivals in the USA” (Time Magazine)