A favorite of the Annapolis community, pianist Brian Ganz joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for “Fantastic Light,” the fifth and final Masterworks concert of the season, taking place at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on May 3 & 4, 2019. Led by Music Director José-Luis Novo, the Symphony performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, followed by Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Brian Ganz is a laureate of both the Long–Thibaud–Crespin Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Mr. Ganz has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Philharmonic, the National Symphony, and the City of London Sinfonia, and has performed with such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Piotr Gajewski. The Washington Post has written: “One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.” Mr. Ganz is on the piano faculty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he is artist-in-residence, and is also a member of the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory.