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Pianist Robert McDonald

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pianist Robert McDonald

Legendary pianist’s exclusive solo appearance.


J.S.Bach – French Suite #3 in b minor
Johannes Brahms – Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
Aaron Copland – Piano Variations (1930)
Charles Tomlinson Griffes – The White Peacock
Frederic Chopin – Polonaise Fantasie, Op. 61

Robert McDonald, Pianist

Pianist Robert McDonald has played extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.  He has appeared with major orchestras in the United States and Latin America, and was the recital partner for many years to Isaac Stern, as well as other celebrated instrumentalists. Mr. McDonald has also performed with the Takács, Vermeer, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, American, and Shanghai string quartets, and in tours with Music from Marlboro.

His discography includes recordings for Sony Classical, Bridge, Vox, Musical Heritage Society, ASV, and CRI, and Mr. McDonald’s prizes include the Gold Medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, the William Kapell International Competition, and the Deutsche Schallplatten Critics Award. He has studied with Theodore Rehl, Seymour Lipkin, Rudolf Serkin, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Beveridge Webster, and Gary Graffman, and holds degrees from Lawrence University, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music.

A member of the piano faculty at the Juilliard School since 1999, Mr. McDonald joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2007. In addition to coaching piano at Taos School of Music, he is also the school’s artistic director. This will be his forty-first summer in Taos.


July 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Taos Center for the Arts
145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571 United States
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