Lee University is pleased to welcome pianist Fabio Bidini back to campus for the second installment of the presidential concert series. Bidini will return with the Los Angeles Piano Trio on Tuesday, Oct.5 at 7:30 p.m. at Pangle Hall for what promises to be an exceptional concert, officials said.
The evening’s performance will feature Mozart’s “Allegro” and “Andante grazioso”; “” Allegro vivace e con brio “by Beethoven; and “Not too slow” and “Vite” by Chausson.
Mr Bidini captured his audience in a solo performance in the Presidential Concert Series as a young artist 20 years ago. One of the most popular pianists to ever play in Cleveland, Mr. Bidini “brings Italian bravissimo to every performance,” according to a recent review. He is joined this time by two other renowned performers, violinist Margaret Batjer and cellist Andrew Shulman, who make up the Los Angeles Piano Trio. Critics describe their music as “dazzling”, “electrifying” and “passionate”.
Mr. Bidini, who performs with “the rigor of a poet and the flair of a magician” (Los Angeles Times), is considered one of the greatest pianists and concert educators in the world. Also in demand as a chamber music partner, he has benefited from artistic collaborations with many artists, including the American String Quartet, Janacek Quartet and Brodsky Quartet.
Ms. Batjer is praised for her “sparkling warmth” (Los Angeles Times) and her ability to “purr and hover her instrument… with a captivating combination of intensity and technical mastery” (San Francisco Classical Voice). She made her solo debut at age 15 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She was concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and has performed with various orchestras around the world.
Mr. Shulman praises his “meticulous poetry of phrase and technique” (The Times, London) and his “nuanced and passionate” performances (Salt Lake Tribune). Named Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2008, the London-born musician has served as Principal Cello of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His extensive solo career includes performing major cello concertos with prominent orchestras such as the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Utah Symphony.
Concert tickets cost $ 15 for adults and $ 5 for students and seniors and are available for purchase at eventbrite.com/o/lee-university-school-of-music- or at the Lee University Box Office at Dixon Center, 614-8343, starting September 28, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lee University remains dedicated to the health and safety of the campus community and guests and will adhere to COVID-19 protocols based on CDC recommendations at the time of performance. Currently, masks are mandatory inside Lee’s campus.
For more information on the Los Angeles Piano Trio, visit losangelespianotrio.com/.
For more information on the Presidential Concert Series, visit leeuniversity.edu/pcs/ or call the School of Music at 614-8240.