Friday, 13 August, 2021 | 5:00 PM
Concert Confidential: Tragicomic Escapades of a Concert Pianist
LaDeur shares an evening of powerful moments on stage, big personalities (grands personnages), humbling mishaps, and the poignant complexities of a life in music.
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.