June 12, 2016
Second Sundays At Two concert series presents Pianist Robert Thies this afternoon at 2 p.m.
Pianist 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.
“The young musician seemed never at a loss for ideas, instilling every phrase with nuance, direction, and vitality…” ~ Los Angeles Times
Robert Thies enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has performed 40 different concerti with orchestras all over the world, including the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), the Mexico City Philharmonic, Mexico’s National Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Pasadena Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Naples Philharmonic.
“A gifted and insightful interpreter in friendly communion with the music. The results are consistently lively, pointed, and propulsively directed… Note his name.”~ LA Weekly
A dedicated chamber musician, Robert Thies is highly sought after as a recital partner and collaborator in both instrumental and vocal chamber music. He frequently shares the stage with members of the LA Philharmonic and the LA Chamber Orchestra. He also performs frequently with his unique ensemble, the Thies Consort.
“Thies beautifully articulates the music with clean cut technical fluency… there is a sense of serene confidence and sensitive flair in his approach.”~ The Los Angeles Times
For additional information, visit the website at http://rhumc.org/second-sundays-two-3-3/.
Admission is FREE.
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is located at 26438 Crenshaw Boulevard,Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 (NE corner of Crenshaw & PV Drive North)