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Classical pianist Andrew von Oeyen plays at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Tuesday night

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At 16 years old, classical pianist Andrew von Oeyen made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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What: Andrew von Oeyen

When: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Where: The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Cost: $68 for adults, $10 for students, Me + 3 and Pay Your Age pricing available.

More information: Visit vilarpac.org or call 970-845-8497.

Classical pianist Andrew von Oeyen will perform in Beaver Creek tonight as part of the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s Classical Series. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $68 for adults and $10 for students.

Many fans consider von Oeyen one of the most captivating pianists of his generation for his elegance, technique and insightful interpretation. He first started playing the piano when he was 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. At 16, von Oeyen made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

He attended Columbia University and graduated from The Juilliard School. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took first prize in the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. It was around that time that von Oeyen, who splits his time between Paris and Los Angeles, landed a professional agent and launched into the national spotlight.

In the years since, he’s performed a wide variety of concerto repertoire ranging from Bartok and Brahms to Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky at some of the most notable concert halls in the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York City; the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Tonhalle in Zürich; Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow; Philharmonia in St. Petersburg, Russia; National Concert Hall in Dublin and more.

The evening’s all-Beethoven program will include Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Opus 31, No. 2 “Tempest”; Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Opus 27, No. 1 “Quasi una fantasia”; Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Opus 31, No. 3 “The Hunt”; and Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Opus 57 “Appassionata”.

The Vilar is also offering a limited-time deal where guests can buy three tickets to this performance and get the fourth ticket free. Select the Me + 3 pricing. The Pay Your Age program for guests aged 18-30 is also available.

Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 970-845-8497 and at vilarpac.org.