Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents:
ALEXANDER SCHIMPF, piano
BACH│Toccata in E minor, BWV 914
BRAHMS│Piano Pieces, Op. 119
KAPUSTIN│Preludes in Jazz Style (selection)
Over the past few years Alexander Schimpf has risen to prominence by impressively winning a series of competitions, first winning the 2008 German Music Competition (a distinction no pianist had earned for 14 years), winning First Prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna and finally emerging as the first German pianist ever to win First Prize at the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition. His final round performance at Severance Hall with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra was given a standing ovation and additionally honored with the Audience Favorite Prize.