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Acclaimed pianist Jura Margulis at Hidden Valley Music Seminars

Hidden Valley Music Seminars 104 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
June 2, 2023
  • Location: Hidden Valley Music Seminars, 104 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
  • Phone: (831) 659-3115
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $25.00 General Admission
  • Description:

    Pianist Jura Margulis returns for his sixteenth solo performance at Hidden Valley with a rich and powerful program featuring works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Johann Strauss.

    Concert pianist, recording artist, master teacher, lecturer, and author Jura Margulis has been internationally recognized for his compellingly communicative and emotionally charged performances, for the range of his expressive tonal palette and his consummate virtuosity, as well as his innovative approach to specialized pedagogy, piano construction, repertoire, technology and pianistic tradition.
    Born in Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Jura Margulis was raised in West Germany where he studied with his father, Dr. Vitaly Margulis of Kharkiv, at the Musikhochschule Freiburg. He was also a student at the prestigious Fondazione per il Pianoforte in Cadenabbia at Lake Como in Italy. In 1994, he moved to the United States to study with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and made the US his home. In 2008, Margulis became the inaugural holder of the Emily J. McAllister Endowed Professorship in Piano at the J.W. Fulbright College of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2018, Jura Margulis returned to Europe following an appointment as full professor of piano and member of the Center of Science and Research at the Music and Art University in Vienna, Austria, where he now resides.

    Reviewers have praised the "absolute authority" of his interpretations and the sense of "controlled obsession" he transmits at the keyboard (Fono Forum).

    The Washington Post applauded his "titanic reserves of sheer power" and his "effortless spontaneity.”

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram called his performance "... the perfect Beethoven for the audience of our time ... sweeping lyricism ... imagination, originality, and good taste pervaded every phrase."

    Now in its 60th year, Hidden Valley Music Seminars brings extraordinary artists and students to Carmel Valley for profound learning experiences such as Master Classes, Opera Ensemble workshops, Flute Camps, Orchestral retreats, the annual Festival of Winds, and its newest program, the Emerging Composers Intensive. Its rustic, 300-seat theater offers an intimate and acoustically superb venue for local audiences to hear some of the world's great artists.

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