American pianist Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.
A native of New York, Richard Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute. His numerous prizes over the years include the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy award for his recording of the Brahms Sonatas with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.
His first public performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas at Kansas City’s Folly Theater and New York’s 92Y in 1987-88 brought him to international attention being hailed by The New York Times as “among the season’s most important and memorable events.” It was later performed with great success at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1994 and 1995.
An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Mr. Goode has made more than two dozen recordings over the years, ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. His latest recording of the five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer was released in 2009 to exceptional critical acclaim, described as “a landmark recording” by the Financial Times and nominated for a Grammy award. His 10-CD set of the complete Beethoven sonatas cycle, the first-ever by an American-born pianist, was nominated for a Grammy and has been ranked among the most distinguished recordings of this repertoire. Other recording highlights include a series of Bach Partitas, a duo recording with Dawn Upshaw, and Mozart piano concertos with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to his solo career, Mr. Goode is also a consummate chamber musician. He was a founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is a frequent participant at the Spoleto Festival. He served, together with Mitsuko Uchida, as co-Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Marlboro, Vermont from 1999 through 2013.
Richard Goode regularly appears with all of the major American orchestras, and in recent years in Europe with the Orchestre de Paris, Berlin Radio Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among many others. He appears regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms.
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Richard Goode appears courtesy of Frank Salomon Associates
Friday February 19, 2016
$35, $25 under 18 - $15
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Ticket Office 816.474.4444