Martin Helmchen, piano

Longy's Pickman Hall

German pianist Martin Helmchen’s “creamy tone” and “crystalline beauty” (Boston Globe) have made him known as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. As part of the Debut Series, Helmchen brings a program of Bach, Brahms, and R. Schumann to Boston audiences. 

Helmchen has made sensational debuts with orchestras around the world to wide acclaim, and he is a regular presence at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, most recently in 2021. In recent seasons, he has made notable appearances with the New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, and many more. 

In this intimate recital, prepare to see an enthusiastic and energetic performance with a classic, unpretentious approach. The Washington Post describes his “stand[-]out” recital, saying “[what] made the afternoon memorable... was the distinctive poetic imagination that he brought to virtually everything he played.” 

This performance also has a streaming option December 8- December 14.

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“Under the pianist's beautifully regulated touch, phrases arched and connected with a fluidity that always felt natural in their unfolding ...”

Chicago Tribune

Pickman Hall Information

The 2022/23 Debut Series is generously sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

An Aaron Richmond Recital

This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.

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