Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Shai Wosner
BBT Award 2005

Shai Wosner - Audio

Brahms & Schoenberg

Brahms: Fantasies Op 16 & Handel Variations Op 24
Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces & Suite for Piano

Shai Wosner piano

ONYX 4055 |

Although a disc combining the music of Brahms and Schoenberg might appear an unusual coupling, the two composers share a deep musical kinship. With some of his 2005 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award pianist Shai Wosner interleaves two sets of their short works with intriguing results as part of his debut disc for Onyx.

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Michael Hersch Concerto Premiere

Shai Wosner piano
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz conductor

World Premiere Performance, Seattle 15 May 2012, courtesy of Seattle Symphony

Commissioned for Shai Wosner by Borletti-Buitoni Trust, as part of his 2005 Award, Michael Hersch’s Piano Concerto, entltled ‘Along the Ravines’ was given it’s world premiere in Seattle, with Wosner accompanied by the Seattle Symphony, under Gerard Schwarz.

“…magnificent performance… profoundly rewarding and no end fascinating.”
Bernard Jacobson, Seen and Heard International, 22 May 2012