Sonata in A Major, D. 664
Sonata in B-flat, D. 960
Berkeley audiences first met pianist Shai Wosner, a "keen musical mind and deep musical soul" (NPR), at his warmly received Schubert recital at Cal Performances' Fall Free for All (2012). Born in Israel, Wosner later studied at the Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax. He has been praised for making complex music speak with thrilling clarity, and for bringing vitality and insight to his interpretations. Wosner returns to Cal Performances with more Schubert, including the composer's final major work for the piano, the Sonata in B-flat major D. 960, as well as a recent work by German composer Jörg Widmann, the Schubert homage, Idyll and Abyss.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Shai Wosner on Schubert
Pianist Shai Wosner talks about his passion for Schubert in this interview at Cal Performances' Fall Free for All on the campus of UC Berkeley.
UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall, the intimate and inviting concert venue at the heart of the campus, will be home this season to some of Cal Performances' most unforgettable musical experiences. Combining exciting repertoire and exquisite performances by some of today's most acclaimed musicians, Hertz Hall is the perfect setting to enjoy sublime music-making.