Davis native Andrei Baumann gives piano recital at Crocker Museum on Sunday

By From page A11 | August 09, 2013

Pianist Andrei Baumann will give a recital at the Crocker Art Museum at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring works by drawn from music written in France, Germany and American during the 1700s, the 1800s and the early 1900s.

Baumann’s program will include the Sonata in E Minor, L. 61, by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), the Sonata in A Major, D. 665, by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), the Ballade and “La Cathèrdrale Engloutie” (“The Sunken Cathedral”) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), “The Alcotts” from the “Concord” Sonata by Charles Ives (1874-1954) and the Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52, by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).

A native of Davis, Baumann has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, Canada and Venezuela. As winner of the 2009 Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award, he performed the Dvorak Piano Quintet with the quartet in the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in January 2009. His Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall occurred in May 2008 with violinist Lily Francis as part of the Distinctive Debuts series.

Baumann has a master’s of music in piano performance from New England Conservatory, where he studied with Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. He received his Künstlerischer Ausbildung Diploma in June 2006 from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany, as a student of Shoshana Rudiakov.

His bachelor of music degree was awarded by the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, where his primary teachers were Andre Laplante, John Perry and Peter Longworth.

Baumann is a member of the piano faculty at Encore/Coda Music Camp in Sweden, Maine, and Lexington Music School in Lexington, Mass. He is also associated with the Powers Music School in Belmont, Mass.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 for students and $6 for museum members, available at the door. The Crocker Art Museum is at 216 O St. in Sacramento.

Jeff Hudson

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