Tickets and Concerts 2018 2018-04-24T14:44:22+00:00

International superstars in recital.

All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at Werner Recital Hall at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 26 | 7:00 pm

Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergei Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to a stylistically diverse repertoire, which includes a performance history of 54 concertos. Le Figaro has praised his “unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity.”

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May 27, 2018

Sunday, May 27 | 4:00 pm

With his multiform career as a composer, conductor and pianist, Francesco Libetta has given concerts all over the world.  His repertoire as a conductor includes symphonic works by Wagner, Debussy and Mozart, as well as his own works, and ballet.

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June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1 | 7:00 pm

Born in Pittsburgh, Awadagin Pratt began studying piano at the age of six. Three years later, having moved to Normal, Illinois with his family, he also began studying violin. At the age of 16 he entered the University of Illinois where he studied piano, violin, and conducting. He subsequently enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he became the first student in the school’s history to receive diplomas in three performance areas – piano, violin and conducting. (read more)

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June 2, 2018

Saturday, June 2 | 7:00 pm

As a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, pianist Leon Fleisher was recognized as a “consummate musician whose career is a testament to the life-affirming power of art.”

Katherine Jacobson Fleisher’s international performing career as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician has received critical acclaim. Her Carnegie Hall debut with piano partner Leon Fleisher was praised by The New York Times for its “abundant musicality and refined technique.”

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June 3, 2018

Sunday, June 3 | 4:00 pm

Alexander Korsantia has won great critical acclaim for his versatility, power and the unique sincerity of his playing. He can be heard performing in many of the world’s foremost concert halls collaborating with renowned artists such as Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Jarvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Temirkanov, Vadim Repin, the Jerusalem Quartet and Sakari Oramo, among others.

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June 9, 2018

Saturday, June 9 | 8:00 pm

Composer Makia Matsumura’s music has been heard on national TV and in movies, as well as at the symphony halls, theatres, museums, and clubs. An avid pianist since an early age with performance credits ranging from the world’s most renowned concert halls to downtown bars in New York City, she has been also active as a silent film accompanist for the last 10 years, garnering high praises at renowned film theaters and museums in the US, Europe and Japan.

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June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14 | 7:00 pm

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 21st-century composers. He has appeared with all the major American orchestras and on the most prestigious musical stages and festivals worldwide.

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June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15 | 7:00 pm

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. The New York-based pianist gained an international following with the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which she independently raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many “Best of 2007” lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker.

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June 16, 2018

Saturday, June 16 | 7:00 pm

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.

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Student Recitals

Saturday, May 26, NOON – Taste of Cincinnati Mainstage (E. 4th St. Across from P&G)

Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 11, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm

Student recitals are FREE.


Did you know you can attend the masterclasses (over 80 hours of them!) during the festival?

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Weekly passes: $35

Masterclass pass for entire festival: $80

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All-festival pass

All masterclasses + recitals for $100

(price increases to $150 May 1)

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