Venkatesh's 23/24 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 Lancaster Symphony, Orchestra Santa Monica, South Coast Symphony, and on the artist series of Athena Foundation, DaCamera Society, Emory Chamber Music Society, Gracie Theatre, Le Salon de Musiques, Mason Concerts, L'ermitage Foundation, and more.
Vieness Piano Duo
OCT 5-12, 2023
Cunard | Royal Court Theatre
Duo recitals of Brahms, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, and more.
SEPT 15, 2023
Samuelson Chapel | Thousand Oaks, CA
Clarinet trios of Beethoven, Brahms, Mucyznski, Bruch, and Gershwin.
OCT 29, 2023
Private VIP | Palo Alto, CA (Email for invitation)
Solo recital of Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Scarlatti, and Chopin in a gorgeous intimate space.
DEC 3, 2023
Performing Arts Center, Church of Scientology of the Valley | North Hollywood, CA
Vieness returns for Holiday favorites at the new series, Athena Foundation, in a stunning display of harmonious 4-hands piano.
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.
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
JUN 29, 2023
Ryan Murray, conductor
The Center for the Arts | Grass Valley, CA
Venkatesh and Murray relish Gershwin's fanfare and blues in his iconic Rhapsody in Blue.
APR 4, 2023
James Conlon, conductor
Ebell of Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA
Venkatesh and Conlon explore the genius and passion behind Debussy's greatest opera Pelléas et Mélisande.
Dec 4, 2022
St. Paul's Church Calle Cardo | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Debut in Mexico in the gorgeous city of San Miguel de Allende for ProMusica.
Grieg Concerto in A Minor
SEPT 20, 2022
Richard Prior, conductor
Callaway Auditorium | LaGrange, GA
Venkatesh and Prior open the LSO season with the glorious and evocative Grieg piano concerto.
MAY 8, 2022
State College of Florida | Sarasota, FL, USA
Artist Series of Sarasota welcomes the Vieness Piano Duo for a 2-piano concert and masterclass after Venkatesh's memorable performance with maestro Jeffrey Kahane and the Sarasota Orchestra.
AUG 20, 2022
Eckart Preu, conductor
Corbett Theatre | Cincinnati, OH
"Power of the Muse"
Venkatesh and Preu star in Summermusik 2022 for the first time together in a triumphant display of Clara Schumann's Concerto with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
WHAT MAKES IT
Chopin Sonata No. 2
in B-flat Minor
MAR 16, 2022
Cerritos Performing Arts Center | Cerritos, CA, USA
Host Rob Kapilow and Venkatesh explore Chopin’s haunting Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, featuring the famous Funeral March, which was played at the Polish composer’s funeral, on this episode's live interactive conversation and performance, "What Makes it Great?"
FEB 27, 2022
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | Costa Mesa, CA
Venkatesh and Prieto capture Gershwin's genius in emotional fireworks and fanfare live at the Segerstrom!
Concerto in A Minor
JAN 21,22,23, 2022
Martin Majkut, conductor
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall | Ashland, OR, USA (Jan 21)
Craterian Theater at the Collier Center For Performing Arts | Medford, OR, USA (Jan 22)
Grants Pass Performing Arts Center | Grants Pass, (Jan 23)
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.
NOV 9-20, 2021
Allied Concert Services | Midwest, USA
Venkatesh and Schaumkell embark on a debut tour with Allied Concert Services, starting in Montana, and continuing through the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas.
Beier Auditorium University of Montana, MT Nov 9
Mercer County Concerts, Hazen, ND Nov 12
Pierre Concert Series, Pierre, SD Nov 13
Willmar Education & Arts Center, MN Nov 14
Memorial Auditorium, Worthington, MN Nov 15
Newton HS Center for Performance, IA Nov 16
Washington Community Theater, IA Nov 18
Dodge City Civic Center, KS Nov 20
2 - Piano Concert
JULY 15, 2021
Ocean Grove Auditorium | Ocean Grove, NJ, USA
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.
COLBURN ARTISTS SERIES RECITAL
Zipper Hall | Los Angeles, CA, USA
The repertoire for this recital offers a deeper glimpse into musical works that move me – whether it is the powerful panache of Scarlatti’s sonata K. 141, his probing and pleading K. 213, the fleeting adventure of Mendelssohn’s Rondo Capriccioso, the alluring romance of Clara Schumann’s Impromptu, or the spiritual awakening of Brahms’s Op. 118 and Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’. Each piece offers a labyrinth of musical sensitivity and insight into my own personality as well as a chance for the audience to delve into each character as viscerally as I do.
APR 20-26, 2021
Zipper Hall | Los Angeles, CA, USA
Debut recording of Mozart on the Naxos label.
Beethoven Concerto No. 5
in E-flat Major 'Emperor'
JUNE 29, 2021
Roger Kalia, conductor
Redlands Bowl | Redlands, CA, USA
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!
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!
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.
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
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
Three Pianos, Six Hands
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
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in
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
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
Mozart Concerto No. 23
in A major 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 hall Mozart had performed it centuries ago.