Bach, Beethoven and Mussorgsky brought to life - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, October 8, 2013—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

Hans Boepple.Hans Boepple's debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten set the stage for a lifetime of collaboration with orchestras and conductors of international renown. Described as a "gifted pianist" by the Washington Star and "the peak of pianistic perfection" by Badische Zeitung, the Smith Center at Ohlone College is proud to present classical American pianist Hans Boepple on Sunday afternoon, October 13.

An acclaimed artist known for his rich musicality and stunning technical command, Boepple performs in various solo and symphony concert series across the U.S. His program includes Bach's "Italian Concerto in F Major," Beethoven's "ÔWaldstein' Sonata," and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

A Steinway International Artist, Boepple won first prize in the International J.S. Bach Competition. In addition, he is a six-time winner of the Coleman Chamber Music Award, and a prizewinner in Kosciuszko Chopin, MTNA national competitions. He has recorded the complete Beethoven "Bagatelles" for Orion Masters Recordings and three CDs for Kjos Music.

Boepple holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University where he was also awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate.

In addition to touring with a full recital program every season, Boepple is a regular guest artist/teacher at the Portland Piano Festival, World Piano Pedagogy conference, IU Piano Academy, and California Summer Music.

Lyn Bronson, editor of Peninsula Reviews, describes Hans Boepple as having "a technique equal to any pianist alive, plus he has taste, refinement and authority that he [uses] to serve the music. There is never an extraneous gesture or gratuitous display of empty virtuosity."

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.smithcenter.com.

  • Smith Center Presents!
    Hans Boepple
  • Sunday, Oct 13
  • 2 p.m.
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
  • (510) 659-6031
  • www.smithcenter.com
  • Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 senior, $15 student
  • Event Parking: $2

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