Brian Ganz

Celebrate Poland's 100th anniversary of independence with Brian Ganz and other world-renowned performers Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore!

We are so grateful for the many Chopin fans that came out to support Brian during his Feb. 10 concert! It was a full house in the 2,000-seat Strathmore Hall. Join us next year, Feb. 2, 2019, as Brian continues his quest to perform the complete works of Chopin, and keep an eye out for upcoming concerts by signing up for his newsletter at http://www.brianganz.net/subscribe-to-newsletter/.

Brian continued his unprecedented journey through the complete works of Frédéric Chopin as part of “National Philharmonic: Brian Ganz Plays Chopin's Hidden Gems & All-Time Favorites” at The Music Center at Strathmore, playing romantic works by the composer that are virtually unknown, as well as some of his beloved works. Ganz began his “Extreme Chopin” quest in January 2011 at a sold-out recital in partnership with the National Philharmonic at Strathmore. Check out his meet-and-greet below.


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Join Brian as we celebrate Poland's 100th anniversary June 2 at the Music Center at Strathmore! The second half of Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 2," which Brian will perform at the concert, gives audiences a glimpse into the beloved Polish dance style, the mazurka.

For ticket information, visit https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/np-polish-independence-anniversary.

Chopin remains one of the most influential Polish composers. Join us for more Polish classics during the June 2 concert at the Music Center at Strathmore, which celebrates Poland's 100th year of independence. Brian will perform Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 2" at the concert.

For ticket information, visit Strathmore’s events page.

PRESS RELEASES


Recent news stories

"Join the National Philharmonic In a Triumphant Celebration of Poland's 100th Anniversary of Independence" - BroadwayWorld.com, May 23, 2018 

"Pianist Brian Ganz Announces Strathmore Concert: CHOPIN'S HIDDEN GEMS & ALL-TIME FAVORITES" - BroadwayWorld.com, January 23, 2018

recent Reviews

“Pianist Brian Ganz smooth as silk in Beethoven concerto” – Waco Tribune-Herald, April 22, 2017

"Concert Review: 'Brian Ganz Plays Chopin: A Young Genius’ at the Music Center at Strathmore" - MD Theatre Guide, February 20, 2017

"Where Chopin Came From: Brian Ganz at the Music Center at Strathmore, February 18, 2017" - DMV Classical, February 20, 2017

"Pianist shares his career-long interest with Polish composer Chopin" - The Baltimore Sun, November 3, 2016

"At National Cathedral, all-Beethoven concert includes a few pieces seldom heard" - The Washington Post, May 16, 2016

"A night of Chopin by a pianist with impressive finesse" - The Washington Post, January 10, 2016 [WITH VIDEO]

"Brian Ganz Plays: a Master of Chopin and Much More" - Atención San Miguel, March 20, 2015

"A Marvelous Strangeness: Brian Ganz at the Music Center at Strathmore" - DMV Classical, February 9, 2015

"Pianist Brian Ganz’s fresh take on Debussy, Beethoven" - The Washington Post, September 15, 2014

"Brian Ganz at JCCGW" - IonArts, September 15, 2014

"American pianist Brian Ganz an eloquent witness to the rewards of being a local music hero" - Musical Toronto, January 18, 2013

"Pianist’s focus on Chopin paying off in ways small and large" - The Washington Post, January 17, 2013

"Journey of the Spirit" - The Baltimore Sun, January 15, 2011


Brian Ganz plays Chopin's Nocturne in Bb min Op9 No 1 on a Steinway D fully rebuilt by PianoCraft. Recorded at PianoCraft's Rothenberg Hall. Audio and video by Dhanesh Mahtani.

Brian Ganz plays Chopin's Etude in C Op10 No7 on a Steinway D, fully rebuilt by PianoCraft. Recorded at PianoCraft's Rothenberg Hall. Audio and video by Dhanesh Mahtani.

Brian Ganz plays Chopin's Etude in E op 10 #3 on a Steinway D, fully rebuilt by PianoCraft. Recorded at PianoCraft's Rothenberg Hall. Audio and Video by Dhanesh Mahtani.

See Brian Ganz preview his Feb. 18 Strathmore "Extreme Chopin" concert with Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, one of his most famous compositions. Buy tickets to the recital at www.nationalphilharmonic.org.

Brian Ganz explains the concept of 'musical gardening' by illustrating details of Chopin's personal life through his Mazurkas and other compositions.

Brian Ganz plays Chopin's Revolutionary Etude in C minor Op 10 #12 on a Steinway D, fully rebuilt by PianoCraft. Recorded at PianoCraft's Rothenberg Hall. Audio and Video by Dhanesh Mahtani.

Pianist Brian Ganz performs songs by Chopin at the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington D.C. with vocalist Dariusz Ocetek. Ganz is on a quest to perform all of Chopin's works. 

Pianist Brian Ganz plays Chopin's Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1, at the 2016 Washington International Piano Festival hosted by Catholic University. Shot by Jay Mallin on July 27, 2016.

FOR MORE video, PLEASE VISIT BRIAN'S Youtube Channel.