"Wosner...is a highly intelligent player in his prime...His feel for keyboard color and voicing is wonderful"

The Washington Post

Shai Wosner, piano

Born in Israel and educated at Juilliard, pianist Shai Wosner is internationally acclaimed for his insightful and probing interpretations of the music of Schubert. In Wosner's hands, complex works speak with pristine clarity, and here he explores the crystalline textures and emotional urgency of three of the composer's mercurial middle-period sonatas—the emotionally expansive Sonata No. 16, the sprightly Gasteiner, and the serene Fantasie—the only three published during the composer's lifetime. Of his most recent Cal Performances recital in 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle praised, "Superb...Wosner gave full voice to the Schubertian world."

Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D. 845
Sonata No. 17 in D Major, D. 850, Gasteiner
Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, Fantasie


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Master Class
Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 10am
Hertz Hall
Acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner coaches UC Berkeley piano students in repertoire prepared for their final juries. Presented in association with the UC Berkeley Department of Music. Free and open to the public for observation.

Bethany Lin: First movement from Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1 (1802)
Emily Lin: First movement ("Das Lebewohl") from Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, Les adieux (1810)
Andrew Chen: Movement TBD from Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816)
Jolie Huang: First movement from Haydn, Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52 (1794)

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]