Virtuoso Pianist Angela Hewitt to Give a Master Class Following Washington Performance

Angela Hewitt

Washington, D.C.­, Jan 24, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio) 2006 Gramophone Artist of the Year, pianist Angela Hewitt, who performs works by Bach, Debussy and Ravel at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on February 8 as part of WPAS’s Piano Masters Series, will give a master class for three pre-selected Washington Conservatory students the following day. The public is invited to attend. Numbers are limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis.

Who:               Angela Hewitt
Where:            Washington Conservatory, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816
When:              Saturday February 9 at 12 noon
Admission:      Free

Angela Hewitt was described by Stereophile  as “nothing less than the pianist who will define Bach performance on the piano for years to come.” Hewitt has a vast repertoire ranging from Couperin to the contemporary. Her discography includes a 15-CD collection of Bach's keyboard works  (released in 2010), CDs of the complete piano solo works of Ravel, as well as recordings of works by Granados, Beethoven, Schumann, Rameau, Chabrier, Olivier Messiaen; the complete Chopin Nocturnes and Impromptus; a Handel/Haydn album, and three discs devoted to the music of Couperin. Her recordings of the complete solo keyboard concertos of J.S. Bach with the Australian Chamber Orchestra entered the billboard charts in the U.S.A. only weeks after their release, and were named Record of the Month in Gramophone magazine. A cycle of Mozart Concertos has begun. In 2012 Hyperion released her recording of solo works of Debussy, as well as the works for piano and orchestra by Robert Schumann in which she is partnered by the Deutsche-Sinfonie-Orchestra.

As a chamber musician Hewitt has joined international artists at Lincoln Center and at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed here for WPAS with German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, with whom she has recorded the Bach Gamba Sonatas and the first volume of a Beethoven cycle. Recitals have taken Hewitt to festivals in Edinburgh, Osaka, Prague, Hong Kong, Schleswig-Holstein, Brescia/Bergamo and Oslo, among others.

Hewitt launched her own week-long Trasimeno Music Festival in the heart of Umbria near Perugia in July 2005. Now an annual event, it draws an international audience to hear Hewitt perform as a recitalist, chamber musician, song accompanist, and conductor, working with both established and young artists of her choosing.

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