Concert by Pianist Gwendolyn Mok and faculty from the School of Music and Dance
to launch Mok’s newest CD Brahms, The Composer’s Piano, Late Piano Works
Where: Concert Hall, School of Music
San José State University
When: Monday April 15, 2013, 8 PM
General Admission: $20, Students $10
On Monday, April 15, pianist Gwendolyn Mok will be joined by voice and string faculty
from the School of Music to celebrate the launch of her latest solo CD, Brahms, The
Composer’s Piano, Late Piano Works Opp 116-119. The works were recorded on two
historic pianos from Brahms’ time and are similar to ones that the composer played. The
program includes Waltzes for piano four-hands, the complete Liebesleider for four voices
and piano four-hands, and the magnificent Trio in B major, Opus 8, all performed on the
1868 Erard Grand and 1871 Streicher Grand.
The evening is a benefit for the Historic Keyboard Collection in the School of Music at
San José State University, where Mok is Coordinator of Keyboard Studies. Her earlier
solo CD Ravel Revealed, the complete solo works of Maurice Ravel recorded on the 1868
Erard, is frequently broadcast on radio stations locally and around the world. Both the
Brahms and the Ravel CDs are on the Musicians Showcase Recording label.
Born in New York City, Gwendolyn Mok has appeared in many of the world’s
leading concert halls, including The Barbican, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center,
Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and The Hong Kong
Performing Arts Center. She is frequently invited to play and record with major
international orchestras, most notably the London Symphony Orchestra, The
Philharmonia, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Philharmonic
Orchestra, and the Residency Orchestra of The Hague. Mok is a popular chamber
musician and appears regularly with members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
in Davies Symphony Hall, as well as such prominent groups as the Ives Quartet and
Prazak Quartet. She also appears in solo recitals and as soloist with the Symphony
Silicon Valley, San José Chamber Orchestra, and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
Gwendolyn Mok’s newest recording Brahms; Late Piano Works will be available for
purchase at the concert, and the proceeds will go towards creating a fund to curate the
historic keyboard collection in the School of Music and Dance.
For concert information please call the School of Music and Dance Main Office at (408) 924-4673.