Friday, 31 July, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Jeffrey LaDeur

Jeffrey LaDeur is well known to Bay Area audiences as a soloist, chamber musician and founder of the SF International Piano Festival.



Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Impromptu in F Minor, Op. 142, No. 1
George Walker (1922-2018)
Piano Sonata No. 3
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Scherzo in E Major Op. 54
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Jeffrey LaDeur extends special thanks to Gary Rust for hosting this recital, as well as to audio and video engineer Matt Carr, who recorded it. This program is dedicated to the memory of Adolph Baller (1909-1994) with whom Dr. Rust studied and on whose Bösendorfer this program was recorded.

About the artist

Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his for his rare blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable, communicative stage presence. Having inherited a rich tradition of pianism and interpretation from Annie Sherter, student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot, LaDeur has established himself as a compelling exponent of the French masters in addition to a diverse repertoire of canonical and alternative masterpieces. In March of 2018, LaDeur made his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall on the centennial of Claude Debussy’s death. LaDeur is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco International Piano Festival. A chamber musician of distinction, Jeffrey’s acclaimed collaboration with mezzo soprano Kindra Scharich has led to engagements with Lieder Alive! in San Francisco, Neskowin Chamber Music, and the En Blanc et Noir Festival in Lagrasse, France. Their new album, To My Distant Beloved (MSR Classics) features song cycles by Beethoven and Schumann in addition to Schumann’s Fantasie in C, Op. 17 for solo piano.