David GreilsammerPiano

David Greilsammer

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 7:30pm

Herbst TheatreVenue InformationSan Francisco


About This Performance

The New York Times has selected two of David Greilsammer’s releases as Recordings of the Year, and he is known for his ear-opening inventive style. “Few recitals I have ever attended have offered such a sense of intense beauty and discovery.” (New York Daily News)


JANÁČEK: On the Overgrown Path
LIGETI: Musica Ricercata, Nos. 7 & 8
J.J. FROBERGER: The Tomb of Monsieur Blancrocher
CPE BACH: Fantasy in D Minor
MOZART: Fantasy in C Minor
PHILIP GLASS: Metamorphosis 2 & 3
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D Minor, K. 141; Sonata in B Minor, K. 27
ERIK SATIE: Gnossienne Nos. 2 & 3
PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Les Barricades Mystérieuses
OFER PELZ: Repetition Blindness (World Premiere)
JEAN-FÉRY REBEL: Chaos (New Arrangement for Piano—World Premiere)

Artist Information

Performer Biography

Known for his eclectic and fascinating programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognized as one of the most audacious and adventurous artists in the classical world. Praised as a musician who is never afraid of taking risks on stage, he has created some of today’s most eclectic and daring musical projects, winning distinctions from The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The French Music Awards, and many others.

In addition to presenting groundbreaking performances ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, David Greilsammer has also been celebrated for his Mozart interpretations. He has performed all of Mozart’s piano sonatas in a one-day “marathon” in Paris, and he has also played and conducted all of Mozart’s 27 piano concertos in one season.

David Greilsammer’s albums, as pianist and conductor, have been released by Vanguard, Sony Classical, and Naïve, and have won numerous international prizes and awards. In the last few years, his recordings have received five distinctions from The New York Times, including one for Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas, a bold solo recital that was selected among the ten most important events in the world of classical music.

Since 2013, David Greilsammer has been Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata, one of the most innovative orchestras internationally. As guest conductor/soloist he has performed with the BBC Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, La Verdi Orchestra di Milano, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Beijing National Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Mexico National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony.

In the past few seasons, he has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Verbier Festival, Forbidden City Theatre in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

Released by Naïve on a new album this season, his piano recital named Labyrinth has already been described by the international press as “ingenious,” “fascinating,” and “courageous.” This unusual solo program will also be performed on tour, throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia.

Artist Video

David Greilsammer—Scarlatti · Cage · Sonatas