Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.
Camerata Deia, is the ensemble in residence at the Festival International de Musica, in Deia, Spain. The group comprises musicians from both Spain and the United States. Their program on the New Millennium Series includes the Turina Piano Quartet, the Granados Piano Quintet and the remarkable Mendelssohn Octet for Strings. Conrad Wilson said about the Mendelssohn, "Its youthful verve, brilliance and perfection make it one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music."