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Pianist David Kaplan Gives DMA Recital Oct. 24

“…delivered with grace and fire.”
— Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
October 7, 2013

The Yale School of Music presents the pianist David Kaplan in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8 pm, at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

Kaplan-DavidKaplan, who has been lauded by The New York Times for his “striking imagination and creativity,” will perform music by Brahms, Bartók, Beethoven, and fellow YSM alumnus Timo Andres.

Brahms’ Seven Fantasies, Op. 116, frame the first half of the program, which also includes Schoenberg’s Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19, and Bartók’s Suite, Op. 14. The second half of the recital opens with How Can I Live in the World of Your Ideas? by Timo Andres ’07BA, ’09MM. Kaplan concludes the recital with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux.”

The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.


About David Kaplan

David Kaplan, pianist, has been praised for his “grace and fire” by the Boston Globe, and by The New York Times for “striking imagination and creativity.” Recent seasons have brought him as a recitalist to Los Angeles, Berlin, Barcelona, Chicago, and New York, and as a chamber musician in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Denmark. He has appeared as a guest soloist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and performed at Miami’s Arscht Center with Itzhak Perlman.

David is a veteran of many distinguished chamber music festivals and series, including the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, Barge Music, and the Canadian festivals of Banff and Orford. In addition, he has been a guest at Ravinia, Tanglewood, Bard, and the Mostly Mozart Festival where he performed in Avery Fisher Hall. As a member of the New York-based Metropolis, Le Train Bleu, Decoda, and ACJW Ensembles, David has performed frequently in New York’s most exciting venues, from Zankel Hall to (le) Poisson Rouge.

Since 2011, Kaplan is co-artistic director of Lyrica Chamber Music, a New Jersey concert series now in its twenty-seventh season. Kaplan´s enthusiasm for contemporary music has led him to premiere dozens of works, including piano concertos by Timothy Andres (2008) and Alex Weston (2012). A candidate for the DMA degree at Yale University, Kaplan’s distinguished mentors over the years include Claude Frank, Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, and Emanuel Ax.  Under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant, he studied conducting with Lutz Köhler at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Away from the keyboard, he devotes time to cartooning and cooking, and is mildly obsessed with classic cars.