1. Eric Clark, piano

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 @7pm | “Eric Clark in B Minor”


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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
Joe Patrych, artistic director

presents
 
“Eric Clark in B Minor”
 

Eric Clark, piano

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 @7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Ludwig van Beethoven
 
Fantasy, Op. 77

César Franck
 Prelude, Fugue and Variation
 Prelude, Chorale and Fugue

Leopold Godowsky
Passacaglia

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Pianist Eric Clark has performed to great acclaim throughout much of the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Praising his debut performance of Stravinsky’s Petrouchka at the International Piano Series in Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Today wrote: “Clark managed brilliant execution throughout, perfectly capturing Stravinsky’s ingeniously quirky structures and headlong rhythmic drive.” Of his appearance at the prestigious Concerts at One series at Trinity Wall Street Concerts, the New York-based music blog Lucid Culture praised his interpretation of Liszt’s Years of Pilgrimage, writing that “it’s not often that audiences get to hear the thoughtful side of Liszt: Kudos to Clark for delivering it with grace and, if anything, understatement.”

Eric has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, performing Saint-Saens’s Concerto No. 2 under the baton of maestro Sergei Babayan in Perugia, Italy at Music Fest Perugia; the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra; Chopin Concerto No. 2 with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra; Mozart Concerto No. 24 and Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor with the Palisades Sinfonietta; the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Space Coast Symphony on two consecutive evenings; and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.  

Eric performs regularly at prestigious venues throughout New York City and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, the Klavierhaus Concert Series, the Musicians Club of New York, Scandinavia House, the Juilliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music. Eric was invited to compete in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, and was the only American contestant to attend the First International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw, Poland in 2018. His awards and accolades include second prize in both the Paderewski International Competition in Farmington, Connecticut and the International Chopin Competition of Hartford.

A passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Clark has recorded “Le Mat- XXII Arcana,” a solo piano work by Christian Kriegeskotte. An ambitious cycle of twenty-two pieces, each one is based on one of the twenty-two “major arcana” of the tarot. The recording is available for download on Spotify. A keen performer of chamber music, Eric has performed throughout the East Coast with violinist Artur Kaganovskiy; together, they have recorded the three Brahms Violin Sonatas. He also has diverse interests in Cuban music, jazz, improvisation, and historical fortepiano performance.  

Eric Clark earned his bachelor and masters degrees in music from Carnegie Mellon University, where his primary teachers were Enrique Graf and Sergey Schepkin. He has formed a close musical association studying with Andrei Gavrilov in Zürich, Switzerland and Mikhail Voskresensky in New York. Other teachers and mentors include Earl Wild, Ilana Vered, Byron Janis, Juana Zayas, Ann Schein, Michael Blum, Simon Mulligan, and Nina Lelchuk.

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