Pianist Garrick Ohlsson to Perform at Middlebury College

Center for the Arts on April 16

Praise for Garrick Ohlsson

“Of today’s touring celebrity pianists, Ohlsson is

the most comprehensively satisfying.”

—-The Boston Globe

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.?Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will

perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 in the Concert Hall in the

Middlebury College Center for Arts. The program will include Johann

Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations.

Ohlsson has performed at concert halls in major

cities across the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Born

in White Plains, N.Y., Ohlsson began attending the Juilliard School

at the age of 13. He has won prestigious awards for his work,

including the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994.

Describing a performance by Ohlsson, The New York

Times declared, “his playing was fully expressive, that cumulative

layering of controlled power turning grandiosity to grandeur.” The

Palm Beach Post stated, “Ohlsson’s technical mastery is a marvel. The

most difficult passages tumble from his fingers like leaves in


Best known as being one of the world’s leading

exponents of the music of Chopin, Ohlsson has recorded the complete

solo works of this composer for the Arabesque recording label. He has

also gained recognition for performing works by Mozart, Beethoven,

and Schubert, as well as music of the Romantic era. His repertoire is

wide and eclectic, ranging from Haydn to 20th century masters, and he

has appeared twice on National Public Radio’s “Prairie Home


Tickets for this performance are $9 general

admission and $7 for senior citizens. A pre-performance brunch at

1:30 p.m. will be held at Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts.

To order tickets or make brunch reservations, call the College box

office at 802-443-6433.