He's performing tonight as part of Virtuosi's season finale concert, but first, award winning concert pianist Christopher Taylor stoped by Classic 107 to talk with host Claudia Garcia de la Huerta
Christopher Taylor graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1992 with a degree in mathematics(!). Along the way, in 1990 he won first prize in the prestigious William Kapell International Piano Competition. Later he was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1996. Small wonder the New York Times called him “frighteningly talented”. With Bach’s Goldberg and Beethoven’s final piano sonata, he might well “…lift us to a realm beyond time and space.” (San Francisco Classical Voice, about a Taylor performance).
Christopher is performing Saturday night as part of the Virtuosi concert series at 8:00 PM at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall in the University of Winnipeg
Programme: Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111