Vijay Venkatesh

Pianist

Cleveland International Piano Competition: Review

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016

Tuesday’s evening session began with American pianist Vijay Venkatesh (25), who produced fine, singing lines in J.S. Bach’s WTC II C-Major Prelude and Fugue. Elegant voicing and immaculate cross-hand melodies distinguished his lyrical reading of Schubert’s first Impromptu; his beautiful hands resembled a hypnotizing ballet across the keyboard,  and his rapturous playing of Kenji Bunch’s...

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