Robert Thies is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. He first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. With this victory, Thies became the only American pianist to win first prize in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn’s famed triumph in Moscow in 1958. Praised for his “thoughtful and intensely moving interpretations” Thies enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. To read more about his amazing career, go to https://www.robertthies.org/rthies_main/bio.htm.
The Restoration Concerts Committee, a committee of the non-profit organization, The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, has a goal to bring world-class music at an affordable price to the concertgoers in South Pasadena and surrounding communities. As the name suggests, net proceeds from the concerts provide for restorations, enhancements and other benefits to the South Pasadena Library and Community Room.
There will be two more concerts this season after the March 19th concert. On April 21, violinist Roger Wilkie and Friends will be featured. Then on May 28th, our quartet in residence, The New Hollywood String Quartet will be returning. For more information about Restoration Concerts, go to https://www.friendsofsopaslibrary.org/restoration-concerts.