Noted classical pianist to perform |

Noted classical pianist to perform

Stephen Prutsman, pianist, will perform at a Twin Cities Concert Association concert Sunday.
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Pianist Stephen Prutsman, who will perform Sunday in Grass Valley, last played in Nevada County at Miners Foundry Cultural Center to a standing-room only audience.

The San Franciscan is an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and conductor.

On Sunday, Prutsman will perform three early works of Ravel, his own transcription of Ravel’s “Bolero,” Bach’s “D minor English Suite” and Rachmaninoff’s “3 Etudes Tableaux Op. 39.”

Prutsman first won international recognition at the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, where he received awards for his performance of works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. In 1991, Prutsman received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a medal in the Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition.

His solo engagements include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Baltimore, Minnesota, Detroit, Seattle, Houston and Dallas symphony orchestras. Prutsman has appeared repeatedly with orchestras abroad, including the Belgian National Orchestra, the Flanders Philharmonic, the Franz List Chamber Orchestra and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

A frequent guest at the Marlboro Music Festival and Spoleto USA, Prutsman has also performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This season, Prutsman had the additional honor of performing at the White House for President Bush and guests.

Formerly a fellow of the American Pianists Association, Prutsman is currently its artistic consultant.

A “Meet the Artist” forum before Sunday’s concert will be at 1:15 p.m. and a “Greet the Artist” reception with complimentary refreshments immediately follows the concert.


WHAT: Pianist Stephen Prutsman in a Twin Cities Concert Association concert

WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Grass Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church at the corner of Highway 174 and Osborne Hill Road.

ADMISSION: $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students, and free for children ages 5-17 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets at Mountain Mail+, Record Connection, Harmony Books and at the door.

INFORMATION: 470-9454 or log on to

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