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Sparkill Concert Series Presents Leo Gevisser, piano
Sun, May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmTickets $40 Online // $50 At Door
This extraordinary young talent returns to Union Arts Center to once again perform a solo recital.
E. Grieg – Selections from Slåtter Op. 72
No. 8: Bridal March (after “The Miller”)
No. 7: Halling from Halling Valley
No. 14: Bridal Procession of the Goblins
No. 15: Skuldal’s Bride. Walking Dance
W. A. Mozart – Adagio in B Minor K. 540
C. Franck – Prelude, Aria et Final FWV. 23
F. Mompou – Musica Callada Book IV
XXII. Molto lento e tranquilo
XXIII. Calme, avec clarté
XXVII. Lento molto
H. Villa-Lobos – Rudepoema W. 184
– Capacity will be limited so purchase tickets now!
– Concerts take place on the second floor of the Arts Center, a fully renovated 100-yr old building without ADA access.
– Reserve your table for dinner downstairs at Roost after the concert** – Call 845-359-6700
**Union Arts Center is now the home of the highly acclaimed Roost Restaurant, a casual American bistro providing elevated fare and an inventive cocktail list.
Based in New York City, Leo Gevisser is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in piano performance under Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School and was recently awarded the First Prize 2022 Miesczysław Munz Scholarship Competition. He was also invited to give a solo recital performance as part of the Sparkill Recital Series in Sparkill New York during Spring 2022.
Leo was raised in Cape Town and at 14 moved to Cleveland, Ohio to further his music studies with the Cleveland Institute of Music’s (CIM) prestigious Young Artist’s Program under the tutelage of Kathryn Brown and Daniel Shapiro. Here, he was awarded First Prize in the 2017 CIM Preparatory Concerto Competition and the Suburban Symphony Orchestra’s Competition. He also received the Grand Prize at the 2019 Baltimore International Piano Festival Competition, which included a recital invitation at Weill Recital Hall NY in Summer 2020.
Additionally, in 2019, his then chamber music group Arcus Trio was awarded the Grand Prize and Junior Division Prize at the 6th Coltman Chamber Music Competition, which included an invitation to perform at the 37th Annual Young Musicians Concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, NY in Spring 2020. They were also awarded 2nd Prize in the Junior Division in the WDAV Young Chamber Music Competition and were semi-finalists at the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
He gave his concerto debut at the age of 11. Subsequently, he then went on to perform on multiple occasions with national, regional and community orchestras in South Africa until he departed for the USA in 2017. He has also been a first prize winner at several prestigious national music competitions in South Africa – including the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy and Atterbury national piano competitions.
From the start of his musical career, he has continuously been involved with The Masidlale Strings Project: an outreach programme teaching violin to underprivileged children in the townships of South Africa. He has donated a portion of his performance fees to Masidlale since he was 13 years old.
When not at the piano, he enjoys composing, spending time in nature, and films.