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Pianist Jan Lisiecki takes over for Murray Perahia at Riga Jurmala Music Festival

By August 21, 2019September 5th, 2019Uncategorized

On August 24, 2019, pianist Jan Lisiecki will perform Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta at Riga Jurmala Music Festival, taking over for Murray Perahia.

Read the festival’s press announcement here:​

“Jan Lisiecki is an outstanding artist whose career I have followed and supported over the last ten years,” says Martin T:son Engstroem, Artistic Director of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.  “He will already be in Jurmala for a solo recital on August 23 at 7pm, which will be the first time he performs for Latvian audiences, so we are particularly grateful that he has agreed to rearrange his schedule at such short notice to step in for Murray Perahia the following evening.  We are all particularly excited because this performance will mark Jan’s joint debut with the legendary Zubin Mehta and with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.”