Viola Mondays Series: Michael Klotz featuring John Wilson
April 16 at 7:30pm
Showcasing the viola curated by Michael Klotz
American pianist John Wilson is a Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony Orchestral Academy. He has performed in North and South America, and Europe. He additionally serves as Keyboardist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Notturno for Viola and Piano, Op. 42 Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegretto alla Polacca
Andante quasi Allegretto
Viola Sonata op. 11 no. 4 Paul Hindemith
Thema mit Variationen
Finale (mit Variationen)
Elegy on the Name “Dmitri Shostakovich” Steven R. Gerber
Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 147 Dmitri Shostakovich
(South Florida Classical Review)
Hailed for his “elegance and energy” (Classical Miami Magazine”) and described as a “marvelous, musical mad scientist” (Music Critics Association of North America) pianist John Wilson is a Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony Orchestral Academy. He has performed in North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Wilson has performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony, and Orchestra Camerata. A top prize winner in international piano competitions, he most recently won the prize for the “Best Performance of an American Work” at the 2017 Liszt-Garrison International Piano
Competition. He is the recipient of the silver medal at the from the American Prize Foundation in Solo Piano Performance. An avid chamber musician, he has appeared in chamber ensembles with musicians of the San Francisco
Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and San Diego Symphony. He has performed in duo recital with violinist Joshua Bell numerous times, cellist Johannes Moser, and soprano Audra McDonald. He hasadditionally collaborated with violinist Gil Shaham, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Dedicated to contemporary music, he has performed on the U.S and World Premiere of solo piano works by Michael Tilson Thomas, Timo Andres, and ensemble works by Reinbert de Leeuw, HK Gruber, and Bernd Deutsch. As an ensemble musician he has appeared under the some of the world’s leading conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Stéphane Denève, and John Williams. He frequently serves as Guest Principal Keyboard for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
April 23, 2018 7:30pm
Concert 2-“ Miami Beach Viola Extravaganza”
Violists from the FIU School of Music, New World Symphony and area high schools come together for a performance featuring the viola is various combinations.
September 3, 2018 7:30pm
Concert 3- “Mozart’s Great Quintets”
The Amernet String Quartet- FIU’s Ensemble in Residence teams up with Chauncey Patterson, formerly FIU’s Viola Professor, in a performance of 3 Mozart Viola Quintets.