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South Worthington, Sevenars Music Festival “One More Time”
September 14, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Complete all-Beethoven concert (free) from Sevenars on Youtube
Sevenars is delighted to present the complete concert video of Jiayan Sun, pianist, playing Beethoven’s Op. 109, Op. 110, and Op. 111 Sonatas at Sevenars, July 25, 2021. We are so grateful that Jiayan has generously agreed to share the entire unedited recital, and we think you’ll agree it is a powerful experience to hear these three masterpieces in a row! Happy continuation of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, marked Dec. 16th, 2020! Though videos don’t replace the experience of being in the hall, near rushing brook and sunlit trees, and enjoying homemade refreshments afterwards with the camaraderie of fellow music-lovers … it is the next best thing! Also, a number of you enjoyed Jiayan’s Zoom session but were sorry not to make the concert – so here you are!
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.
Concerts are held at the Academy, South Ireland Street and Rte. 112, South Worthington, MA 01098
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