Conor Hanick joins us for the second part of our David L. Abell Piano Master Series. Hanick is a pianist that “defies human description” for some (Concerto Net) and recalls “a young Peter Serkin” for others (The New York Times). He has performed to acclaim throughout the world with some of the leading ensembles, instrumentalists, and conductors, and worked with composers as diverse as Charles Wuorinen and Caroline Shaw. Hanick recently appeared with The Juilliard Orchestra in Milton Babbitt's Second Piano Concerto at Alice Tully Hall; the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Matthew Aucoin's Piano Concerto; and Alan Gilbert in György Ligeti's Piano Concerto for the New York Philharmonic Biennial. This season he performs concertos, recitals and chamber music in New York, Boston, Sarasota, San Francisco, Portland, Albuquerque, Seattle, Chicago and elsewhere; collaborates with cellist Jay Campbell, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ludovic Morlot; and, with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), performs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, and the American Repertory Theater. A recent finalist for the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, Hanick is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School.
This event is made possible thanks to a gift from Barbara Abell who established the David L. Abell Piano Masters Series in honor of her late husband. Pianos were a passion for David, the owner of David L. Abell’s Fine Pianos in Los Angeles, which became a hot-spot for musical legends such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Andre Previn, George Shearing, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, and Benny Carter. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2019-20 David L. Abell Piano Master Series.