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Pianist Soheil Nasseri
Saturday, October 19th at 8:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 10/19/13 at 7:00pm PST
First Congregational Church
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Meet the Artist

Pianist Soheil Nasseri has been acclaimed by The New York Times as “consistently interesting... consistently thoughtful... a vivid imagination. Filled with character...” and by the Berliner Zeitung 

“Fantastic!  A real talent. [In Beethoven] We in the audience could not possibly have had more fun.”  In addition to such enthusiastic international praise, The New Yorker has noted that Mr. Nasseri is “one of New York’s most prolific recitalists.”  Since the fall of 2001, he has performed 20 completely different solo recital programs in New York, all without repeating a single piece: at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and at Merkin Concert Hall. These concerts included 25 premières of contemporary works in addition to 30 of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, a part of Mr. Nasseri’s pledge to perform all of Beethoven’s works for piano by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020. Mr. Nasseri made his European recital debut in 2004 in Palermo, Sicily. Since then, he has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls:  in addition to his American concerts, he has performed in London, Berlin, Tokyo, Florence, Bordeaux, St. Petersburg, Montreal, Dublin, Bucharest, and Tehran.  As concerto soloist Mr. Nasseri has appeared with conductors Fabio del Cioppo, Alexander Dmitriev, Justus Frantz, David LaMarche, John Lopez, Alexander Platt, Edward Polochick, Timothy Smith, Markand Thakar, and Ormsby Wilkins, and he is also active as a chamber musician. In 2010 he joined the American Ballet Theatre for 9 performances at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, playing an integral role onstage as a pianist-- both acting and performing.

One of Soheil Nasseri’s foremost interests has been his inner-city public school music education program.  Mr. Nasseri has given concerts at more than 60 public schools in the U.S. since 2003, with a combined audience of about 25,000 students.  Mr. Nasseri is also passionately committed to promoting new music of young classical composers and indeed nine composers have written pieces specifically for him.  As a recording artist he has 6 solo discs on the Naxos, Centaur, Century Classical labels.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Soheil Nasseri began studying the piano at the age of five and at the age of twenty moved to New York in part to study with Karl Ulrich Schnabel.  In 2001 Mr. Nasseri became a protégé of Jerome Lowenthal who remains Mr. Nasseri’s mentor today. 

Soheil Nasseri resides in Berlin, Germany.

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8:00pm to 10:00pm
Doors open at 8:00pm

General Admission: $30.00
Senior: $25.00
Student: $20.00

All Ages

First Congregational Church<br> 900 High Street<br> Santa Cruz, 95060



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