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Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition
with Paul Lewis in concert and as master teacher, April 6-7, 2019

Concert Hall, San Jose State University

Brochure and Competition Application (pdf)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

Competition: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Master class with Paul Lewis: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Both the competition and master class are free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00 p.m: Paul Lewis, piano


English pianist Paul Lewis has received worldwide acclaim for his cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert, and multiple awards for his recordings, including the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and the Diabelli Variations. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and later with Alfred Brendel. He is currently co-chair of the Leeds International Piano Competition. In this first appearance in San José, he continues his enchanting recital series that explores connections between the sonatas of Haydn, the late piano works of Brahms, and Beethoven’s Bagatelles and Diabelli Variations.

Piano Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI/34 (ca. 1784) by Joseph Haydn
Three Intermezzi, op. 117 (1892) by Johannes Brahms
33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, op. 120 (1822-1823) by Ludwig van Beethoven

“[Lewis] combined muscularity, tenderness and intelligence with unshowy dexterity to create interpretations of great insight and power” – The Guardian “Paul Lewis’ intelligent, immaculate delight of a piano recital” – Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune

VIP (includes reserved seating, paid parking, and post-concert reception with the artist): $82.50
General admission (open seating): $42.50
SJSU faculty and staff (open seating): $22.50
Students (children under 18 and college students with ID (show at door)): FREE

(ticket prices include processing fee)

Paid parking ($5/all day) is available at 7th Street parking garage at San Jose State University, located at the corner of 7th and San Salvador Streets.

2019 concert sponsored in part by the Horace Dodge Foundation, Celia Mendez, Silicon Valley Creates and the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of San José


About Paul Lewis



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