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Collegium with Peter Takács: Recording the 32 Sonatas

Photo of Peter Takacs Beethoven Piano Sonatas Box Set
(1 hour 30 minutes)

Peter Takács
Recording the 32 Sonatas

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Hailed by the New York Times as “a marvelous pianist,” Peter Takács has performed and recorded the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Cambria Master Recordings, 2011) to critical acclaim. In the 2015-16 season, he performed three sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall entitled "The Beethoven Experience," inaugurating the "Key Pianists" series. His recording of Beethoven's cello sonatas and variations with Robert DeMaine is a 2020 release.

Having started piano lessons in his native Bucharest before his fourth birthday, Takács pursued his studies at the Central Music School in Bucharest, the Paris National Conservatory, and Northwestern University, completing his artistic training at the Peabody Conservatory with Leon Fleisher. His awards include First Prize in the William Kapell International Piano Competition, the Jackson Award for Excellence in Chamber Music (Tanglewood Music Center), and a Solo Recitalist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  A sought-after performer, chamber musician, teacher, and lecturer, he participates in festivals throughout the world and is Professor of Piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1976.

Presented as part of the Beethoven the Contemporary festival.

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