Piano Masters Series: Beethoven250 Piano Celebration Featuring Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Event Dates
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Acclaimed German pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim leads Boston Conservatory’s fall 2020 Piano Masters Series lineup with four concerts celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday year. One of Europe's leading pianists and a Beethoven specialist, Jiracek von Arnim is the director of the International Beethoven Competition and a professor at Vienna's University for Music and Performing Arts. Read Jiracek von Arnim's full bio.

He will present lectures and perform four beloved Beethoven piano sonatas live from Vienna:

  • October 15: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, op. 27, no. 2 ("Moonlight Sonata")
  • October 29: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, op. 81a ("Les Adieux")
  • November 12: Piano Sonata No. 11 in in B-flat Major, op. 22
  • December 3: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, op. 31, no.1

Beethoven's birthday celebration concludes on December 16, when Boston Conservatory piano faculty member Aleksandr Polyakov will perform a concert including Liszt's transcription of the "Eroica" Symphony for solo piano.

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Michael Lewin, artistic director