Pianist SHAI WOSNER selected as BBC NEW GENERATION ARTIST

09.21.07
Shai Wosner
Opus 3 Artists

Beginning September 2007, pianist Shai Wosner begins his work as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, a two-year program sponsored by the BBC to support the development of young talent. Under the auspices of the program, Wosner will perform and record recital and chamber music repertoire and will appear as soloist with the BBC symphony orchestras. All performances will be recorded and broadcast over the BBC Radio 3 network in the UK and Europe.

Already planned are recordings with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester (Mozart concerto K.466) in September, and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London (Beethoven concerto No. 3) in April 2008. Wosner makes his London recital debut at Wigmore Hall in March 2009 performing Preludes by Debussy and Schumann's Carnaval.

Winner of the 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2005 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner, pianist Shai Wosner is enjoying a growing reputation for compelling performances of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Ligeti. Since making his Carnegie Hall debut with the Chicago Civic Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim in 2000, he has performed with major orchestras nationwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Houston Symphony. A former Chamber Music Society o f Lincoln Center Two member, he is active as a chamber musician appearing regularly at festivals in La Jolla, Seattle, Vail and touring with various colleagues