Robert Thies, Pianist
Thursday, March 6, 7 – 8 p.m.
won the 1991 Joanna
Hodges Piano Competition, and
has become an artist renowned
for his consummate musicianship.
He captured worldwide attention in
1995 when he won the Gold Medal
at the Second International Prokofiev
Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.
With this victory, Mr. Thies became
the only American pianist to win first
prize in a Russian piano competition
since Van Cliburn’s famed triumph in
Moscow in 1958.
Dr. James Giles, Pianist
Tuesday, February 25, 7 – 8 p.m.
Dr. James Giles
in important musical centers in the
United States, Europe, and Asia.
Recent tours have taken him to the
Nancy Music Festival in France, the
Accademia Cristofori in Florence,
and the Beijing International Music
Festival. In 1999, Dr. Giles competed
in the Joanna Hodges International
Piano Competition, where he won
prizes in 10 out of 11 divisions. He
is currently the Director of Music
Performance Graduate Studies at
George Northwestern University.
International Classical Concerts
of the Desert
For tickets and/or information, phone
Saturday, January 25, 4 – 6 p.m.
Joyce Yang, Pianist
Saturday, February 15, 4 – 6 p.m.
Augustin Hadelich, Violinist
Saturday, February 22, 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, 4 – 6 p.m.
Sergei Antonov, Cellist
Saturday April 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Hermitage Piano Trio
Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation