Friday, 28 August, 2020 | 5:00 PM
A rising star on the Bay Area scene, Oakland-native Audrey Vardanega has presented several local series and founded Musaics of the Bay, a nonprofit dedicated to music and mentorship.
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Intermezzo, Op. 117, No. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata in F Major, K. 533
III. Rondo: Allegretto
Recording & Post-production graciously provided by Bill Rudiak
About the artist
Praised as a “[musically] eloquent” (San Francisco Classical Voice) player “with the kind of freedom, authority, and strength…that one expects from the world’s finest pianists” and a “bewitching musical presence” (The Piedmont Post), Audrey Vardanega has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist across Europe, China, and the United States. She has received instruction from notable artists including Leon Fleisher, Thomas Adés, Gidon Kremer, Robert Levin, Miriam Fried, and Jonathan Biss. She currently studies piano with Richard Goode.
Vardanega is the Founder and Artistic Director of Musaics of the Bay, a nonprofit chamber music series dedicated to music mentorship in the Bay Area. 2019-2020 highlights include her participation in Argentina’s New Docta Music Festival in August 2019, her two-part Beethoven Piano Sonata Project at the Berkeley Maybeck Studios, and the launch of Musaics of the Bay, a concert series and mentorship initiative founded by Audrey in the Bay Area.audreyvardanegapianist.com