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Robert Thies - A Classic Christmas - Performance of the Month

Uploaded On:  Thursday December 1, 2022

Praised for his grace, lyricism and many accomplishments—including his gold medal-winning performance at International Prokofiev Competition, becoming the first American to win first prize at a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn in 1958--acclaimed pianist Robert Thies presents A Classic Christmas.

Thies has worked with film composers James Newton Howard, James Horner, Danny Elfman, and John Williams, among others. His playing can be heard prominently in the 2015's Concussion, as well as in Mychael Danna’s Oscar-winning score to The Life of Pi. In 2017, he was a featured soloist in Philip Glass’s score to Jane. He was a featured musician in live performances of Danny Elfman’s A Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2010 Grammy-winning conductor Lucas Richman invited him to join a full symphony orchestra on a North American tour of John Williams’ Star Wars in Concert.

Thies is sought after as a master class teacher, chamber music coach, lecturer, and adjudicator across the globe. In 2017 he was appointed Artistic Director of the South Bay Chamber Music Society, founded in 1963, and one of the premier presenters of chamber music in Los Angeles.

In this exclusive DisklavierTV concert, enjoy holiday classics such as Away in a Manger, The Holly and The Ivy, The Little Drummer Boyand Silent Night.

This performance was previously recorded on November 22, 2013, in Buena Park, CA.