The Boston based pianist brings his formidable powers to bear in Bach’s hour-long keyboard masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations. Hodgkinson begins with remarks that will bring the audience deeper into the work, one of Bach’s most immediately engaging and popular pieces that has fascinating layers of complexity to be explored as one gets to know it better. This is a work that rewards a lifetime of attention, for listener and performer alike!
Randall Hodgkinson was Grand Prize winner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation, and has performed with orchestras in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland and abroad in Italy and Iceland. In addition he has given numerous recital programs spanning the repertoire from J.S. Bach to Donald Martino. He is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and performs the four-hand and two-piano repertoire with his wife Leslie Amper. Festival appearances include Blue Hill-Maine, Bargemusic, Chestnut Hill Concerts in Madison Connecticut, Seattle Chamber music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR) and Mainly Mozart in San Diego, CA. A CD of solo piano music on the Ongaku label has recently been released to critical acclaim. Other recordings include a live world premiere of the Gardner Read Piano Concerto for Albany records. During the 2001-2002 season, Mr. Hodgkinson made his solo debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was repeated in Carnegie Hall. Mr. Hodgkinson is on the faculties of Wellesley College, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Longy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.