The Restoration Committee of the South Pasadena Friends of the Library is pleased to announce the next Restoration Concert is on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. featuring world-renowned concert pianist Robert Thies. Mr. Thies will be playing a program of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Danae Vlasse, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin. Tickets at the door are $20. The concert is being held at the Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro St. in South Pasadena. Mask wearing is optional but strongly recommended
A pianist of “unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power,” [Los Angeles Times] Robert Thies (pronounced “Theece”) 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.
As a Steinway artist and frequent recitalist in the United States and abroad, Mr. Thies has developed a reputation as a “genuine” and “sincere” artist, creating delicately balanced programs and performing in a manner to draw focus to the composer rather than to himself. Praised for his “thoughtful and intensely moving interpretations” Thies enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.
For more information, visit Robert Thies at: www.robertthies.org.