March 6, 2018
92Y April Concerts


“Benjamin Grosvenor delivers virtuosity beyond his years.
If you haven’t heard him, hear him now.”

- The Los Angeles Times

Co-presented by 92Y and the New York Philharmonic, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor returns to 92Y to present two masterworks of the chamber music repertoire with members of the New York Philharmonic: Brahms’s passionate Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, with the gypsy rhythms of its finale, and Schubert’s delightful “Trout” Quintet in A Major.

Since winning the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of eleven, Benjamin Grosvenor has become an internationally regarded pianist.  During his sensational career to date, Benjamin has received Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year and Instrumental Awards, a Classic Brits Critics’ Award, UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent and a Diapason d’Or Jeune Talent Award. In 2016, he was named the inaugural recipient of The Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize with the New York Philharmonic.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Distinguished Artists
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Sheryl Staples, violin 
(Principal Associate Concertmaster)
Rebecca Young, viola (Associate Principal Viola)
Eileen Moon-Myers, cello (Associate Principal Cello)
Timothy Cobb, bass (Principal Bass)

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667

Shai Wosner


“Six great novels, rich with insights into the human condition.”
- Shai Wosner

Recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight.  Wosner is known for his virtuosity and intellectual curiosity, and has been praised as a “Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character” by Gramophone magazine.  His new project, Schubert: The Great Sonatascomprises Schubert’s last six piano sonatas over  three recitals at 92Y (April 13, May 4 and 11) and was inspired by the artistic salons of Schubert's time.  These one-hour, late-night (9:00 pm) concerts explore Schubert’s most personal music.

Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:00 pm
Buttenwieser Hall - 
Schubert: Epic and Intimate (
Part 1)

Shai Wosner, piano

Sonata in A Minor, D. 845, Op. 42
Sonata in C Minor, D. 958

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr


There is this general idea that early music should be
squeaky clean and that stuff only got dirty in the 19th century. 

Like, hello?!”
- Richard Egarr

Harpsichordist Richard Egarr makes his 92Y debut with internationally acclaimed cellist Steven Isserlis, offering a mostly Baroque-era program including repertoire for harpsichord with cello and viola da gamba, as well as a piece for solo harpsichord, by Bach, Boccherini, Handel and Scarlatti.  Winner of the 2007 Gramophone Award, Egarr’s in-depth musicality and interpretation on harpsichord has received high praise from Fono Forum, which called him, A Grand Master of the Baroque keyboard.

In 2015, these two frequent collaborators released their highly acclaimed recording, Gamba Sonatas, on Hyperion Records.  The Washington Post opines “Isserlis moves even further into an introspective exploration of his beautiful, voice-like tone, making the cantabile slow movements a particular delight.”  

“… an exceptionally fine duo … The hall was sold out …supreme accomplishment.”
- The Independent

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00 pm 
Distinguished Artists
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Steven Isserlis, cello
Richard Egarr, harpsichord (92Y debut)

BACH: Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
BACH: Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
BOCCHERINICello Sonata in G Major, G. 5              
SCARLATTIKeyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 90                                         
HANDEL: Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430 
BACH: Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028

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