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Harmonic Series Concerts: David Saliamonas (piano) February 15, 2017 (05:15 PM PST - 06:30 PM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium

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Harmonic Series: MSRI's 2016-17 Concert Series presents

David Saliamonas (piano)
Wednesday, February 15th from 5:15-6:30 p.m.
MSRI's Simons Auditorium, 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Free and open to the public

American pianist David Saliamonas has been hailed as one of the most expressive and individual pianists of his generation.  Critics in the United States and Canada have described him as a “tremendous talent…dazzling” and stated that he “played with great intensity and feeling throughout.”  Called a “splendid musician and virtuoso” by renowned pianist Eugene Istomin and a “wonderful pianist” by conductor Yutaka Sado, David Saliamonas was also praised by the London (Canada) Free Press for his “firm technique that was passionately responsive” and by Italy’s Gazzetta del Sud as having “an exquisite sense of harmony.”  Speaking of his French-premiere 2006 performance of the Korngold Piano Concerto, La Marseillaise praised his “hair-raising virtuosity and charisma”; while the Stuttgarter Zeitung, writing of his 2009 performance of the same concerto, said that “he has a remarkable feeling for the special timing of this music, that is why under his hand this winding rhapsodic opus became an arrangement of rafinesse and ideas.”

David has performed in cities throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Morocco, China, Japan, and Australia.  He has been featured on radio and television in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Romania, and China.  His live performance of works by Rachmaninoff and Scriabin is regularly broadcast internationally by the music television station Mezzo.

Active as a chamber musician, David Saliamonas has worked with, among many others, the Wild Ginger Chamber Players, singers Denyce Graves, Karen Vourc’h, and Laurent Naouri, clarinetist Chen Halevi, violinists Ittai Shapira, Jonathan Gandelsman, and Guy Braunstein, and cellists Elena Cheah and Henri Demarquette.



Parking is free beginning at 5:00 p.m. All Harmonic Series concerts are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jmurawski@msri.org or (510) 642-0771.


Thursday, September 15, 2016: Del Sol String Quartet
Thursday, October 20, 2016: Purnaprajna Bangere (violin) & Amit Kavthekar (tabla)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017: David Saliamonas (piano)
Thursday, March 9, 2017: Torbie Phillips & the Jason Martineau Trio

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