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"ELECTRIFYING & UNFORGETTABLE."

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“Venkatesh has an extremely rare combination of effortless technical command and authority with a sense of poetry and refinement that belies his years…electrifying and unforgettable… he’s a spectacular pianist.”

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     JEFFREY KAHANE

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 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

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CINCINNATI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

AUG 20-21,
2022

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IRVINE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SEPT 10,
2022

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LAGRANGE SYMPHONY

SEPT 20,
2022

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Mr. Venkatesh's two upcoming releases consist of a debut on Naxos in an all-Mozart program, and the music of Lucas Richman on Albany Records.

SOLO

Colburn Artists Recital 

Works by Scarlatti, Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Beethoven 

Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, CA

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Saint-Saëns: "Aquarium" from the Carnival of the Animals

with Eva Schaumkell, piano

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CONCERTO

Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Sarasota Music Festival 

Sarasota Orchestra

ARISTEIA TRIO

Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor Op. 114

with Micah Wright, clarinet & Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello

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"Vijay Venkatesh is blessed with it all: transcendent technique, unbridled passion, and irresistible charisma. He breathes with an oxygen of imagination."

 - Washington Post

Venkatesh has rapidly established a major international reputation as top prizewinner in the San Jose, Seattle, Zimmerli, World Piano, and Waring International Piano Competitions. Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Redlands Symphony, USC Thornton Symphony, and more. He has performed as soloist with such celebrated conductors as Jeffrey Kahane, Ludovic Morlot, and Carlos Miguel Prieto, to name a few. 

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"Venkatesh exudes a musical confidence, as his reading of the concerto was far more languid, more lyrical and more nuanced than the standard performance. His sense of color, of dynamics and of phrasing all revealed lyricism in areas that many play as barren passagework. With both an endearing stage presence (could we be thinking Van Cliburn here?) and a personal voice, Venkatesh seems destined to make a musical impact on bigger stages.”                               

- THE DAY, NEW LONDON