Chamber On The Mountain
Chamber On The Mountain Presents
Sunday, September 23, 2018 / 3:00 pm
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 - BACH/BUSONI
La Valse - MAURICE RAVEL
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645 - BACH/BUSONI
Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Op. 22 - FREDERIC CHOPIN
4'33" - JOHN CAGE
Le mal du pays from Années de Pèlerinage - FRANZ LISZT
Arabesque - ROBERT SCHUMANN
Meet the Artist! A reception will be held on our patio immediately following the performance.
Ji, Pianist Biography
First Prize, 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
The Korean Concert Society Prize • The John Browning Memorial Award
The Sander Buchman Award • The Slomovic Prize
The Harriman-Jewell Series Prize • Bronder Prize for Piano, Saint Vincent College
The Usedom Music Festival Prize • The Tannery Pond Concert Prize
Ji came to international attention before a televised audience of millions in the highly unconventional Android® commercial that premiered during the 2016 Grammy® Awards. His 'monotune' performance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on dual pianos was so compelling that People Magazine declared Ji "the real star of the Grammys".
The Juilliard-trained pianist is a musician for the 21st century. Ji is the youngest musician ever to win the New York Philharmonic Young Artists Competition at just 10 years of age. Ji went on to claim the First Prize in the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He brings a fresh, unique approach to serious concert music, equally at home in Bach and Beethoven as he is in collaborations with many a composing and producing.
In January 2018, Ji released Bach's Goldberg Variations as his debut album with Warner Classics. On the album, Ji invites listeners to explore the purity in music and advocates for the crucial role it plays in shaping the future of our society for the better. He stated:
"Even though we are centuries apart, Bach has left us this music to create a synergy that is greater than all of us combined. For me, as a twenty-something living in this day and age, the biggest lesson I learned decoding the things beyond the notes was empathy. There will always be an infinite number of social, political, and interpersonal issues I can't fully grasp at surface level, but playing this music has taught me the ability to open up my mind; to remind myself constantly to put myself in others’ shoes, even those of someone who walked the earth more than 300 years ago, and who left us with music that continues to connect souls."
Ji lives in Brooklyn, where his day job is encouraging people to open their minds and embrace the power of empathy -- through music and beyond.
Tickets and additional information at www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com.