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Our 51st Year

Emilio and Cara Colón
Jonathan Godfrey
Rachel Halvorson
Stephen Hamilton
Mary Jo Heath
Thorwald Jřrgensen
Geneva Lewis and Gabriel Martins
Ann Morrison
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Richard Sherman
Vijay Venkatesh
Matthew Vickers

Vijay Venkatesh

Vijay Venkatesh

Hailed by the Herald-Tribune for his "dazzling pianism verging on the impossible, effortless technical command and authority with a sense of poetry and refinement that belies his years," Indian-American pianist Vijay Venkatesh has been recognized on three continents as a pianist with profound musicianship, sparkling pianism and an innate sense of partnership.

He has been named a Davidson Fellow Laureate at the Library of Congress, USC Thornton's Discovery Scholar, Grand Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Music Center's Spotlight Awards and featured on NPR's "From the Top" with host Christopher O'Riley.

An immersive and versatile soloist, Mr. Venkatesh has performed extensively across the United States and Europe. He frequently performs with his wife, pianist Eva Schaumkell, as the Vieness Duo. Originally from California, Mr. Venkatesh earned an Artist Diploma at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and holds degrees from USC and Indiana University.