Rutgers pianists to play “The Unknown Diabelli Variations” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall

Twenty-five student pianists and seven student composers will be featured in “The Unknown Diabelli Variations” in New York City. The pianists will perform seldom-heard variations on a theme by Austrian publisher Anton Diabelli, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2015, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The program has never been played at Carnegie Hall.

Audiences are familiar with Beethoven’s set of variations on what was ultimately Diabelli’s most famous piece, written nearly two centuries ago. But this concert presents a rare glimpse of the other variations, which were composed by such notable artists as Schubert, Liszt, Czerny, and Moscheles in response to Diabelli’s invitation to contribute to a set of 50. In addition to presenting a fresh look at the Diabelli waltz, the Rutgers concert offers a comprehensive overview of the piano virtuosity that existed in Vienna in Beethoven’s time.

Tickets are $30 for the general public, $20 at the box office for Rutgers alumni and employees, as well as for seniors and students. More information is available by calling 212-247-7800 or by visiting carnegiehall.org.

Can't make it to New York City? We're offering a FREE preview concert 7:30 p.m. February 12 at Shindell Choral Hall in Mortensen Hall. No tickets are required.

Rutgers professor and pianist Min Kwon is the artistic director of the event, which is presented by The Douglas and Inyoung Boyd Foundation.

Performers are: Carl Patrick Bolleia; Michael Bulychev-Okser; Siyi Chen; MiJung Cho; Soo Yeon Cho; Yun Kyung Choo; Nathanael Francis; Robert Grohman; GiMin Hong; Seo Eun Jung; Inga Kashakashvili; Eunsil Kim; Jisu Kim; Azusa Komiyama; Sohee Kwon; Lam Ka Catherine; Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin; Nuno Marques; Patricio Molina; Stella SY Park; Erikson Rojas; Enriqueta Somarriba; Di Wang; I-Wen Wang; Helen Yoo.

Posted January 2015