Piano Master Class with Sergei Babayan
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
The public is invited to attend this free master class. Sergei Babayan was one of the first Soviet pianists to emerge after the fall of the Iron Curtain, and his arrival in the West was a sensation. Twenty-five years after his dramatic arrival on the international scene, this Armenian-born virtuoso is still hailed as a musician's musician. "Babayan is no mere pianist," The Scotsman declared. "He is a master-musician for whom the piano is his voice, his orchestra." Babayan's "unrivalled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing, and breathtaking virtuosity" were lauded by Le Figaro. After a decade focused on teaching, he has been called back to the recital stage by popular demand.This master class is presented in association with Duke Performances. Duke Performances presents Sergei Babayan in concert on November 12 at 8 pm in Baldwin Auditorium.