NOTE: This concert has been cancelled. Please join us at our next concert on October 12, 2019.

Join us on Saturday, September 14 for the first concert of our 2019-2020 season. Sophiko Simsive will present a program of works for solo piano by Beethoven, Chopin, and Prokofiev.


Sophiko Simsive © Huub van Buerden


Program

Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat major, Op. 110 1821
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29 1917
Frédéric Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 1839


About the Artist

Georgian-born pianist Sophiko Simsive has won numerous awards and accolades including the first prize at the Princess Christina Concours in the Netherlands, the Yamaha Piano Competition in Amsterdam, the Young Pianist Foundation Competition, first prize at the Geertruidenberg Klassiek, and GrachtenfestivalPrijs where she performed as Artist-in-Residence during the Grachtenfestival.

Sophiko Simsive has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, and made her debut at Carnegie Hall with cellist Kian Soltani. She has participated in the Verbier International Music Festival, and most recently she was selected as the winner of Music Academy of the West’s second Solo Piano Competition, which will take her on a multi-city recital tour that includes appearances at St. Luke’s in London, Chicago, Santa Barbara and LA. She is represented by Interartists Amsterdam Management.

Sophiko moved to the United States in 2016 to study with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music. While at Yale, she earned two graduate degrees and performed a concerto with the Yale Philharmonia. Sophiko recently began work on a doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky.