The technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry of pianist Ran Dank is on full display as he heads into a November marathon of recitals, chamber music, and performances of the Kevin Puts Piano Concerto.
First, Dank steps in for two significant recitals, performing a program of works by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and William Bolcom in Fresno for the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts on Nov. 13 and on Nov. 15 for The Gilmore.
Next, Dank joins Duo Parnas for a program of piano trios on the Kennedy Center’s Fortas Series, Nov. 17.
And finally, Dank performs the Kevin Puts Piano Concerto, “Night” with Scott Speck and the Mobile Symphony, Nov. 21 and 22.
Looking forward, Ran Dank performs the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Charleston Symphony, the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Ashland Symphony, concerts for the ProMusica San Miguel de Allende, and dates with his duo partner and wife, pianist Soyeon Kate Lee.
Watch Ran Dank perform Liszt’s “Reminiscences de Norma” below.
In addition to his work as a soloist, Ran Dank and his wife Soyeon Kate Lee run a New York chamber music series, Music by the Glass, that blends music, wine and conversation.
“He didn’t merely perform a rhapsodic program of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt; he attacked it, displaying confidence, a deep understanding of the repertoire and a relaxed demeanor that helped focus attention on the music” – The Post and Courier, Oct. 1, 2014