Eric Zuber, piano
Franz Schubert Sonata in A Major, D. 664
Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt Du bist die Ruh & Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Franz Liszt excerpts from Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse & Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne, Op. 62 No. 1 in B major; Waltz, Op. 34 No. 1 in A-flat major; Ballade No. 1, Op. 23 in G minor; Ballade No. 2, Op. 38 in F major; Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22 in E-flat major
Pre-concert birthday party at 3 pm with cake provided by the Polish Arts & Culture Foundation.
Every year, the San Francisco Chapter of the Chopin Foundation presents a concert celebrating the life and music of Chopin featuring world class pianists. Old First Concerts is honored to host this annual event. Hailed as an “irresistibly fluid” and “illuminating” pianist by The New York Times and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Eric Zuber has established himself as one of the leaders of a new generation of American pianism. Mr. Zuber rose to international acclaim in 2007 after winning the Gold Medal in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, with many more prizes following shortly thereafter. Mr. Zuber has made solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Severance Hall and for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City. After making his orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has gone on to perform with many of the major orchestras in the United States and abroad including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Minnesota Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the Phoenix Symphony, the Korean Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, and Ireland’s RTE National Symphony Orchestra among many others. He has also collaborated with many internationally acclaimed artists including Lewis Kaplan, Amir Eldan, Charlie Neidich, Joseph Silverstein, Gerard Schwartz, Johannes Moser, and Amanda Roocroft among others. Eric holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (B.M., A.D.), the Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma), and the Juilliard School (M.M). His major teachers have been Boris Slutsky, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Robert McDonald. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Peabody.