A master's concerto on two pianos
British pianist and composer Ryan Wigglesworth appears at Seattle's Benaroya Hall in February, joining acclaimed fellow pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin for a performance of Mozart's masterful piano works, Fugue in C Minor for Two Pianos and the centrepiece Concerto for Two Pianos in E-Flat Major. Part of the Delta Masterworks series, the concert also features the U.S. Premiere of Wigglesworth's own Mozart Variations piece for orchestra and piano.
Originally written by Mozart to perform with his sister Maria Anna, the concerto was composed in 1779 and later played in concert by Wolfgang himself, along with his pupil Josepha Barbara Von Aeurnhammer. Performer Ryan Wigglesworth is making a name for himself as one of this generation's most in demand composers, conductors and pianists, including various engagements with the BBC Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and many more. Fellow pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin is equally accomplished, with a decorated career including 9 grammy nominations and recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critics Association.