Tickets and Concerts 2018 2018-05-18T02:42:00+00:00

International superstars in recital.

All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at Werner Recital Hall at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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Parking in the CCM garage is $8, paid in cash at entrance.

May 26, 2018

This concert has been canceled.

Saturday May 26 | 7:00 pm

Le Figaro has praised his “unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity.” Le Devoir from Montreal put it simply: “Sergei Babayan is a genius. Period.”

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May 27, 2018

Sunday, May 27 | 4:00 pm

Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (The Salt Lake City Tribune), “a mesmerizing risk-taker” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), and “simply spectacular” (Chicago International Music Foundation) Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today.

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June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1 | 7:00 pm

“Pianist Awadagin Pratt doesn’t mess around….. he played a big program of Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Franck and Bach with the sort of assured competence and musical authority that sweeps listeners along with him rather than asking for their compliance.”  The Washington Post

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June 2, 2018

Saturday, June 2 | 7:00 pm

As a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, pianist Leon Fleisher was recognized as a “consummate musician whose career is a testament to the life-affirming power of art.”

“Fleisher turned in an absolutely spellbinding performance that built steadily, with a kind of distilled, august power, to a breathtaking climax…his musicianship — is nothing short of Olympian.”

The Washington Post

Katherine Jacobson Fleisher’s international performing career as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician has received critical acclaim. Her Carnegie Hall debut with piano partner Leon Fleisher was praised by The New York Times for its “abundant musicality and refined technique.”

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June 3, 2018

Sunday, June 3 | 4:00 pm

…..piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist”

Calgary Sun

The Boston Globe found his interpretation of his signature piece, Pictures at an Exhibition, to be “a performance that could annihilate all others one has heard.”

“…his intensely responsive reading was shot through with a vein of constant fantasy, whether musing or mercurial.” 

Birmingham Post

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June 9, 2018

Saturday, June 9 | 8:00 pm

Composer Makia Matsumura’s music has been heard on national TV and in movies, as well as at the symphony halls, theatres, museums, and clubs. An avid pianist since an early age with performance credits ranging from the world’s most renowned concert halls to downtown bars in New York City, she has been also active as a silent film accompanist for the last 10 years, garnering high praises at renowned film theaters and museums in the US, Europe and Japan.

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June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14 | 7:00 pm

“quite simply an amazing pianist.”

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June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15 | 7:00 pm

“If you only have 1 hour, 18 minutes: Listen to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations (Telarc), a timeless, meditative, utterly audacious solo debut.”

– O, The Oprah Magazine

“a unique voice in the forest of Bach interpretation.” 

– The New York Times

Dinnerstein first attracted attention in 2007 with her self-produced recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It was a remarkable success, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many “Best of 2007” lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker.

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June 16, 2018

Saturday, June 16 | 7:00 pm

“an absolute whiz at the piano”

-The New York Times

“Call it star quality — music likes Kern the way the camera liked Garbo.”

-The Washington Post

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Student Recitals

Saturday, May 26, NOON – Taste of Cincinnati Mainstage (E. 4th St. Across from P&G)

Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 4, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 11, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm

Student recitals are FREE.


Did you know you can attend the masterclasses (over 80 hours of them!) during the festival?

Here are the details:

Weekly passes: $35

Masterclass pass for entire festival: $80

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All-festival pass

All masterclasses + recitals for $100

(price increases to $150 May 1)

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