Vijay 3(photo credit Mark Harry Westling

Venkatesh's 20/21 season showcases his versatility as an artist – this season he will tour his demanding repertoire of solo, chamber, and concerti on 3 continents. 

This season ushers in debuts with the LaGrange Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, and on the artist series of Sarasota, Le Salon de Musique, Music Guild of LA, and Summer Stars at Ocean Grove.

2020-2021 SEASON

ON TOUR: INDIA

Solo Recitals

DEC 11-15, 2020

India International Centre  |  New Delhi, India 

Bangalore International Centre  |  Bangalore, India

Asian College of Journalism  |  Chennai, India

Bangalore School of Music |  Bangalore, India

Mehli Mehta Music Foundation  |  Mumbai, India

Debut tour of India under the auspices of the South Asian Symphony Foundation 

 

FINE ARTS CLUB

OF PASADENA

FEB 1, 2021

Athenaeum at Cal Tech| Pasadena, CA, USA

6 PM

Winner of the 2014 Fine Arts Club of Pasadena Competition, Venkatesh returns as Vieness Piano Duo for this evening's program.

COVINGTON

RECITAL SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo

2 - Piano Concert

FEB 13, 2021

Schumacher Theatre| Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

7PM

After last season's highly acclaimed program, Vieness Piano Duo returns with works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Mozart, Lecuona, Bach, and more

 

ROGUE VALLEY 

SYMPHONY

Clara Schumann

Concerto in A Minor

FEB 26,27,28, 2021

Martin Majkut, conductor

Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall | Ashland, OR, USA (Feb 26)

Craterian Theater at the Collier Center For Performing Arts | Medford, OR, USA (Feb 27 & 28)

Venkatesh and Majkut highlight a long lost gem, Clara Schumann's Concerto in A minor, in a special 3 - concert presentation with the Rogue Valley Symphony.

LE SALON DE

MUSIQUES

Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor

MAR 7, 2021

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion| Los Angeles, CA, USA

4PM

Venkatesh's ninth performance on the chamber series, Le Salon de Musiques, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion featuring Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor for piano and string quintet.

MUSIC GUILD

OF LA

Aristeia Trio

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Micah Wright, clarinet

Juan-Salvador Carrasco, cello

MAR 22, 2021

University Synagogue | Brentwood, CA, USA

3PM

Aristeia Trio, Gold medalists of the Frances Walton Chamber Music Competition, returns to the Music Guild of LA with their newest addition– cellist, Juan-Salvador Carrasco.

SECOND CITY

CHAMBER SERIES

Recital

APR 25, 2021

Pacific Lutheran University| Tacoma, WA, USA

Recital debut in Tacoma followed by a masterclass for students of the Pacific Lutheran University.

SARASOTA ARTIST

SERIES

APRIL 4-5, 2021

Fischer-Weisenborne Residence | Sarasota, FL, USA

Artist Series of Sarasota welcomes the Vieness Piano Duo after Venkatesh's memorable performance with maestro Jeffrey Kahane and the Sarasota Orchestra.

L'ERMITAGE FOUNDATION

MAY 6, 2021

Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel| Los Angeles, CA, USA

Venkatesh and Schaumkell return for a third invitation to the L'ermitage Foundation in Beverly Hills.

LANCASTER

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

JUNE 27, 2021

Lancaster Performing Arts Center | Lancaster, CA, USA

2 PM

Venkatesh and Schaumkell debut on the Antelope Valley Concert Series at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center

 

REDLANDS

SYMPHONY

Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major 'Emperor'

JUNE 29, 2021

Roger Kalia, conductor

Redlands Bowl | Redlands, CA, USA

8PM

After last season's riveting season finale in Grieg's A minor concerto, Venkatesh returns to Redlands in the 'Emperor' for a signature summer outdoor concert under the stars!

SUMMER STARS

SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo

2 - Piano Concert

JULY, 2021

Ocean Grove Auditorium | Ocean Grove, NJ, USA

7:30PM

After a debut in Ocean Grove in 2019, Schaumkell and Venkatesh will return for another 2 - piano extravaganza on the Summer Stars series, which boasts a 5,000 seat auditorium.

LAGRANGE

SYMPHONY

Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major 'Emperor'

SEPTEMBER, 2021

Richard Prior, conductor

Callaway Auditorium | LaGrange, GA, USA

7:30 PM

Venkatesh teams up with Maestro Richard Prior and the LaGrange Symphony for a spectacular evening featuring Beethoven's "Emperor"

ON TOUR: MIDWEST

NOV 10-21, 2021

Allied Concert Services  | Midwest, USA

Vieness embarks on a debut tour with Allied Concert Services, starting in Montana, and continuing through the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas.

PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

These past few seasons have ushered in debuts with the Sarasota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Vienna Symphony, and collaborations with celebrated conductors and dear friends in all styles of ensemble. Below are a few highlights of recent seasons.

 

WARING GALA

Vieness Piano Duo

FEB 29, 2020

Westin Hotel | Palm Desert, CA, USA

Winner of the 2007 Waring International Piano Competition, Venkatesh returns with his wife Eva Schaumkell, for a spectactular French program for the WIPC Black Tie Gala

TRINITY CHURCH 

CONCERT SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo

FEB 23, 2020

Trinity Church| Watertown, NY, USA

Works by Brahms, Barber, Schubert, Piazzolla, Mozart, and more

MASTERS IN THE 

CHAPEL

Vieness PIano Duo

FEB 15, 2020

First Church of Lutheran  |  Venice, CA, USA

Works by Brahms, Barber, Schubert, Piazzolla, Mozart, and more

InCONCERT SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo

JAN 25-26, 2020

Jones Theater| Westcliffe, CO, USA

2 PM

Evening concert of works by Brahms, Barber, Schubert, Piazzolla, Mozart, and more

Followed by 3 outreach performances for students of Custer County Schools

LOMPOC CONCERT SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo

NOV 16, 2019

First United Methodist Church| Lompoc, CA, USA

Works by Brahms, Barber, Schubert, Piazzolla, Mozart, and more

LE SALON DE

MUSIQUES

Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C Minor

OCT 6, 2019

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion| Los Angeles, CA, USA

Venkatesh, a favorite of Le Salon de Musiques, returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion performing Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for piano and string quintet.

REDLANDS BOWL

Grieg Concerto in A minor 

AUG 16, 2019

Frank Fetta, conductor

Redlands Bowl | Redlands, CA, USA

Grand prize winner of the 2007 Redlands Competition, Venkatesh returns to the Bowl in Grieg's beloved A minor concerto topped off with a dazzling display of fireworks! 

MUSIC GUILD

OF LA

Vieness Piano Duo

JULY 28, 2020

University Synagogue | Brentwood, CA, USA

Vieness makes their debut for the Music Guild of LA in a program full of Brahms Hungarian dances and more

CAMERATA MUSICA

Aristeia Trio

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Micah Wright, clarinet

Annie-Jacobs Perkins, cello

MAR 23, 2019

Columbia Basin College| Richland, WA, USA

After their second performance on KING-FM Northwest Focus LIVE, Aristeia Trio embarks to eastern Washington for a thrilling and eclectic program.

NORTHERN NECK

ORCHESTRA

Clara Schumann Concerto

in A Minor

MAY 25, 2019

Michael Repper, conductor

Northumberland Theatre | Kilmarnock, VA, USA

Venkatesh and Repper, childhood friends, make musical magic together for the first time in Clara Schumann's Concerto.

SUMMER STARS

SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo 

2 - Piano Concert

JULY 25, 2020

Ocean Grove Auditorium | Ocean Grove, NJ, USA

Schaumkell and Venkatesh makes their east coast debut for a 2 - piano extravaganza on the Summer Stars series, which boasts a 5,000 seat auditorium.

IU SYMPHONY AND CHORALE

Beethoven Choral Fantasy

FEB 26, 2019

Joshua Harper, conductor

Auer Hall | Bloomington, IN, USA

Winner of the IUJSOM competition, Venkatesh stars in Beethoven's immortal Choral Fantasy.

KULTUR UNTER'M DACH

Vieness Piano Duo 

JAN 11, 2019

Alte Schlosserei | Frankfurt, Germany

Vieness travels to Germany for a sold-out debut at the Alte Schlosserei.

MCCALLUM

THEATRE

Three Pianos, Six Hands

Vijay Venkatesh

Scott Cuellar

Evan Lin

NOV 14, 2018

McCallum Theatre | Palm Springs, CA, USA

After 2016's majorly successful concert, former winners of the Waring International Piano Competition, Venkatesh, Cuellar and Lin, team up again for another spectacle to behold at the McCallum!

IRVINE

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Aristeia Trio

SEPT 22, 2018

Irvine Performing Arts Center | Irvine, CA, USA

Aristeia creates trio magic in music of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and Beatles!

SARASOTA

ORCHESTRA

Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 

in G Minor

JUN 16, 2018

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Sarasota Opera House| Sarasota, FL, USA

Maestro Kahane invites his former pupil and SMF Alum, Venkatesh, for a harmonious display of fireworks and heart-warming music making. 

MERKIN HALL

Recital

JAN 25, 2018

Merkin Hall | New York, NY, USA

Venkatesh makes his NY recital debut at Merkin Hall featuring works of Beethoven and Liszt. 

DAME MYRA HESS

MEMORIAL SERIES

Recital

JAN 17, 2018

Preston Bradley Hall | Chicago, IL, USA

Broadcast LIVE on 98.7 WFMT, Venkatesh makes his Chicago recital debut featuring works of Beethoven and Liszt

NEWPORT MUSIC 

FESTIVAL

Three Pianos, Six Hands

Vijay Venkatesh

Scott Cuellar

Evan Lin

JULY 23, 2017

Breakers Mansion | Newport, RI, USA

Former winners of the Waring International Piano Competition, Venkatesh, Cuellar and Lin, team up again, this time for the Season Finale of the Newport Music Festival

ANNENBERG

THEATRE

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Scott Cuellar, piano

Evan Lin, piano

FEB 26, 2017

Annenberg Theatre | Palm Springs, CA, USA

Former winners of the Waring International Piano Competition, Venkatesh, Cuellar and Lin, perform an extraordinary concert on 3 pianos at the Annenberg.

USC THORNTON

SYMPHONY 

Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in

G Major

FEB 24, 2017

David Lockington, conductor

Bovard Auditorium | Los Angeles, CA, USA

Winner of the USC Thornton Concerto Competition, Venkatesh and Maestro Lockington engage in a symbiotic collaboration in Beethoven's beloved G major Concerto No.4

MCCALLUM

THEATRE

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Scott Cuellar, piano

Evan Lin, piano

NOV 16, 2016

McCallum Theatre | Palm Springs, CA, USA

Former winners of the Waring International Piano Competition, Venkatesh, Cuellar and Lin, bring the house down on 3 pianos at the McCallum!

Works by Lecuona, Mozart, Anderson, Bayless, Bach, Tchaikovsky and more

SEATTLE

SYMPHONY

Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 in

G Minor

SEPT 18, 2015

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Benaroya Hall | Seattle, WA, USA

Winner of the Seattle Symphony Competition, Venkatesh debuts with Maestro Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony in a passionate collaboration to a sold-out Benaroya Hall.

SOKA PERFORMING

ARTS CENTER

Recital

AUG 30, 2015

Soka Performing Arts Center| Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Winner of the 2015 Parnassus Society Prize, Venkatesh performs his recital debut at the Soka Performing Arts Center generously underwritten by Dr. Tokita, founder of the Parnassus Society.

VIENNA

SYMPHONY

Mozart Concerto No. 23 K. 488

JULY 14, 2014

Robert Lehrbaumer, conductor

Palais Auersberg | Vienna, Austria

Venkatesh performs Mozart K. 488 at the Palais Auersberg in Vienna, the same place Mozart had performed it centuries ago. 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Colburn Artists

Nick Gianopoulos

T: (213) 621-1062

E: ngianopoulos@colburnschool.edu

Mr. Venkatesh is represented in the US by Colburn Artists. 

                       

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