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Robert Edward Thies in concert

Submitted photoPianist Robert Edward Thies will return Sunday to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
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Pianist Robert Edward Thies, a Nevada County audience favorite, returns to a Twin Cities Concert Association-sponsored performance Sunday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Joining Thies will be guest flutist Boglarka Kiss in repertoire which includes Chopin’s ” Ballade No. 2 in F Major,” Schubert’s ” Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960,” Bartok’s “Allegro Barbaro,” Debussy’s ” Images, Book 1″ and “Taktakishvili’s “Sonata for Flute and Piano.”

By winning the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1995, Thies was the first American pianist to receive top honors in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn won the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.



Since then, Thies has performed with more than 40 orchestras including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Fort Worth Symphony, Pasadena Symphony and the National Symphony of Mexico. His concerts have been broadcast in Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Bolivia, Hungary, Mexico and New Zealand.

Thies recently completed a recording of Hungarian music with Hungarian native Kiss, who has residences there and in Southern California. Currently, Kiss is a flute and music professor at Cerritos College in Norwalk.




Twin Cities Concert Association will offer a preconcert “Meet-the-Artist Forum” hosted by Dr. Aileen James at 1:15 p.m.

Immediately following the 2 p.m. concert will be a reception with complimentary refreshments.


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