Vijay Venkatesh
Hailed by the Herald-Tribune for his “dazzling pianism verging on the impossible, effortless technical command and authority with a sense of poetry and refinement that belies his years,” Indian-American pianist Vijay Venkatesh has been recognized on three continents as a pianist with profound musicianship, sparkling pianism and an innate sense of partnership.
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Vijay Venkatesh

Highlights of Vijay’s upcoming seasons include debuts with the Rogue Valley Symphony with conductor Martin Majkut in Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, the LaGrange Symphony with conductor Richard Prior in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and at the Le Salon Musiques with Chopin’s First Concerto. Venkatesh will also return to the Redlands Bowl with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra with conductor Roger Kalia in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5. Additionally, Vijay has solo recitals and chamber music with the Vieness Piano Duo at the Covington Recital Series, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, the Music Guild, Sarasota Artists Series, Second City Chamber Series, Summer Stars Series and a concert tour of the Midwest through Allied Concert Services and a recital tour of India through the South Asian Symphony Foundation. Mr. Venkatesh has performed with the symphony orchestras of Seattle, Vienna, Sarasota, Redlands, Roanoke, Eastern Connecticut, YMF Debut, USC Thornton, IU Jacobs, UC Irvine, Pasadena, Rio Hondo, South Coast, Transylvania, and the Brevard Music Center. He has collaborated with preeminent conductors such as Jeffrey Kahane, Ludovic Morlot, David Lockington, David Stewart Wiley, Toshiyuki Shimada, Ken Lam, Michael Repper, and more. Vijay has performed at Merkin Hall in New York, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series, and at the Aspen, Brevard, Banff, Newport, Redlands Bowl, Sarasota, and Vienna Music Festivals. As recipient of the inaugural Parnassus Society Prize, he performed in recital at the Soka Performing Arts Center.

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