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Venkatesh's 22/23 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 Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Bangor Symphony, LaGrange Symphony, Ashland Symphony, South Coast Symphony, and on the artist series of Camerata Musica, Le Salon de Musiques, L'ermitage Foundation, Muzewest, ProMusica San Miguel de Allende, Soka Performing Arts Center, South Bay, Ridgecrest, and more.

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2022-2023 SEASON

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CINCINNATI 

CHAMBER

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. 

CINCINNATI 

CHAMBER

ORCHESTRA

AUG 21, 2022

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Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church | Cincinnati, OH

"Kissed by the Muse"

 

Vijay Venkatesh and soprano Victoria Okafor will combine forces with musicians of the CCO to perform some of the most inspirational – and inspired – chamber music of the day.

IRVINE

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SEPT 10, 2022

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Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center  |  Irvine, CA

Vieness creates 2 - piano magic in music of Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Barber, and Saint-Saens!

 

LAGRANGE

SYMPHONY

SEPT 20, 2022

Richard Prior, conductor

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Callaway Auditorium | LaGrange, GA

 

Venkatesh and Prior open the LSO season with the glorious and evocative Grieg piano concerto.

 

ASHLAND

SYMPHONY

OCT 8, 2022

Michael Repper, conductor

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Archer Auditorium | Ashland, OH

Venkatesh and Repper, friends since childhood, make musical magic together again in Clara Schumann's Concerto.

 

MUZEWEST

OCT 21-22, 2022

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Vancouver, Canada

Vieness debuts in Canada on the Muzewest series featuring a beautiful commission by composer, Alice Ho.

 

SOUTH COAST

SYMPHONY

NOV 5, 2022

Barry Silverman, conductor

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Soka Performing Arts Center | Aliso Viejo, CA

 

Venkatesh and Schaumkell open the SCS season with fanfare and the animated Carnival of the Animals in the renowned Soka Performing Arts Center.

BANGOR

SYMPHONY

NOV 20, 2022

Lucas Richman, conductor

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Collins Center for the Arts | Bangor, ME

 

Venkatesh and Richman create music magic for the first time together in a symbiotic display of Clara Schumann's Concerto with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

RIDGECREST

CHAMBER

MUSIC

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Eva Schaumkell, piano

Aubree Oliverson, violin

Niv Ashkenazi, violin

Zack Reaves, cello

NOV 13, 2022

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Presbyterian Church | Ridgecrest, CA

A celebration of dear friends, great music, and wonderful collaborations at the Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society.

MEXICO

Recital

Dec 4, 2022

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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.

ESCONDIDO 

LIBRARY

DEC 10, 2022

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Escondido, California

3PM

After a successful virtual concert in 2020, Vieness returns for the Library Concert Series in Escondido

PASADENA 

SYMPHONY

JAN 21, 2023

Joseph Young, conductor

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Ambassador Auditorium | Pasadena, CA

2 PM & 8 PM

 

Venkatesh and Young breathe life and fervor into Mozart's thrilling D Minor concerto.

LE SALON DE

MUSIQUES

Chopin Concerto

No. 2 in F Minor

FEB 5, 2023

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Woman's Club | La Jolla, CA, USA

4PM

Venkatesh's tenth performance on the chamber series, Le Salon de Musiques, featuring Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F Minor for piano and string quintet.

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L'ERMITAGE 

FOUNDATION

Aristeia Trio

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Micah Wright, clarinet

Bennie Fried, cello

MAR 16, 2023

Luxe Sunset Hotel | Beverly Hills, CA, USA

8PM

Aristeia Trio, Gold medalists of the Frances Walton Chamber Music Competition, debuts at the L'ermitage Foundation.

CAMERATA MUSICA

MAR 25, 2023

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Columbia Basin College | Richland, WA

Vieness debuts at Camerata Musica in eastern Washington in an electrifying new program of Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and more.

LE SALON DE

MUSIQUES

Mozart Concerto

No. 20 in D Minor K. 466

APR 16, 2023

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Woman's Club | La Jolla, CA, USA

4PM

Venkatesh's eleventh appearance on the chamber series, Le Salon de Musiques, featuring Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D Minor for piano and string quintet.

SOUTH BAY

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

MAY 20, 2023

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Pacific Unitarian Church | Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA

3PM

Debut on the celebrated chamber music series in the beautiful South Bay in a rousing program for four hands!

MUSIC GUILD

MAY 1, 2023

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St. Alban's Church | Los Angeles, CA, USA

8PM

Return to the Music Guild featuring Ravel and Saint-Saëns!

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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.

SARASOTA ARTIST

SERIES

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.

COLUMBUS

SYMPHONY

MAR 25-26, 2022

Carolyn Kuan, conductor

Ohio Theatre | Columbus, OH

 

Venkatesh and Kuan create music magic for the first time together in a symbiotic display of Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 with the Columbus Symphony.

WHAT MAKES IT

GREAT?

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?"

COLBURN 

ORCHESTRA

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!

ROGUE VALLEY 

SYMPHONY

Clara Schumann

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.

ON TOUR:

MIDWEST US

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

GRAND PIANO

SERIES

Oct 20, 2021

Naples, FL, USA

Venkatesh debuts in Naples, Florida for an exploration into Beethoven Sonatas Op. 27 No. 1 and 2, and Op. 28 "Pastoral".

SUMMER STARS

SERIES

Vieness Piano Duo

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

Solo 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.

NAXOS 

Studio Recording

APR 20-26, 2021

Zipper Hall | Los Angeles, CA, USA

Debut recording of Mozart on the Naxos label.

HOLLYWOOD 

CHAMBER

ORCHESTRA

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!

TONEBASE

Vieness Piano Duo

 Hollywood, CA, USA

Vijay and Eva Schaumkell debut on the Tonebase platform for an in-person interview and performance.

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! 

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.

IU SYMPHONY AND CHORALE

Beethoven Choral Fantasy

FEB 26, 2019

Joshua Harper, conductor

Auer Hall | Bloomington, IN, USA

Venkatesh stars in Beethoven's immortal Choral Fantasy.

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

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

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.