Menahem Pressler – piano
Menahem Pressler is considered one of the great pianists of our time. A founding member and the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio for all of its 51 years, he is one of the world’s most distinguished and honoured musicians, with a career that spans nearly seven decades. He made his American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, followed by the New York, Washington, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh and London Symphony Orchestras and, since then, has performed in the world’s major music venues. An outstanding solo and chamber performer, Mr. Pressler has collaborated with the Juilliard, Emerson, Ebène, Pacifica, American, Guarneri, and Cleveland Quartets. His acclaimed New Year’s Eve 2014 performance with the Berlin Philharmonic under Rattle was televised worldwide and is now available on DVD. His latest recording – 3 Mozart sonatas – for the French label La Dolce Volta was highly praised by the press.