Events at Reed

February 9, 2014

Concert: Ilya Poletaev Performs J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, Bk II

7 p.m., Performing Arts Building music rehearsal room 320

As a lecturer in early music, he served from 2005 to 2010 on the faculties of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the Yale music department, and the Yale School of Music. In 2011, he was appointed assistant professor of piano at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Poletaev captured first prize at the prestigious 2010 International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and at the XX Concorso Sala Gallo Piano Competition in Monza, Italy, where he also received the audience prize, the Bach prize, and the orchestra prize. A pianist with an inquisitive mind who explores a wide range of repertoire ranging from the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries, Poletaev leads a multifaceted career as both a classically trained pianist and as a performer on early keyboards. The concert will be performed on harpsichord, fortepiano, and modern piano. (Photo by Christian Steiner.)