Maui Debuts for Four Internationally Acclaimed Classical and Jazz Music Artists

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced two major additions to its program.

  • This includes a April 21th piano trio concert with three award-winning artists, violinist Arnaud Sussmann joining cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han performing works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn.
  • At May 2618-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander performs for the first time in Maui with his trio.

Tickets for both concerts are on sale online only at MauiArts.org.

Sussmann/Finckel/Wu Han Piano Trio – April 21

(From left to right) Arnaud Sussmann, Wu Han and David Finckel. PC: Courtesy of Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Recipient of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Fellowship, a prestigious Lincoln Center honor given to outstanding solo artists deemed to be exceptional in their field, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself through his unique sound, bravery, and deep musicality.

A devoted chamber musician, he has been a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society since 2006 and performs regularly with them in New York and on tour.

The multifaceted careers of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han as concert performers, artistic directors, recording artists, educators and cultural entrepreneurs distinguish them as two of today’s most influential classical musicians.

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Finckel and Wu Han have served as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) since 2004. They are recipients of Musical America’s Musician of the Year, one of the highest honors given to artists by the United States. They perform every year in the most prestigious series and concert halls in the world, as soloists and chamber musicians.

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The program should include Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1, n°1, Saint-Saëns Piano Trio n°1 in F major, op. 18, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.

Joey Alexander Trio – May 26

Joey Alexander. PC: Courtesy of Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Joey Alexander learned to play jazz at the age of six by listening to his father’s classic jazz albums. Making his Maui debut at age 18, this three-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist has enjoyed a memorable whirlwind period over the past few years in which he has become one of the most acclaimed and successful young talents. accomplishments in the history of jazz.

He quickly became a renowned festival and concert hall headliner, the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category, a media favorite who earned a profile on 60 Minutes and a premiere profile. page in the New York Times.

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His sidemen for the Maui gig are Kris Funn on bass and John Davis on drums.

Early in Alexander’s rise, trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center frontman Wynton Marsalis said that “there was never anyone… who could play like that at his age.” Marsalis, who basically “discovered” Alexander through his YouTube videos, was the one who invited him to New York.

Alexander continues to maintain an unwavering dedication to his craft, continuing to evolve as one of today’s most distinguished composers and conductors.

Tickets:

Tickets for both shows are $40 and $55 plus applicable fees with a 10% discount for MACC members. Tickets are available on MauiArts.org. Non-members can become members at MauiArts.org/membership. The MACC box office is not currently open for window transactions, but is accessible for email inquiries at [email protected]and call 808-242-SHOW, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

William N. Fernandez