"This is no stunt, but a fresh musical exploration," writes Anthony Tommasini in The New York Times. Praising a "riveting and inspired, brilliant performance" in a recent NYC concert review, he concluded: "I bet Bach would recognize a kindred spirit in Mr. Tepfer." Goldberg Variations / Variations has been inspiring similar reactions from critics around the world. In what the Wall Street Journal calls a "bridge across centuries and genres", the jazz pianist follows his performance of each of Bach's original Variations with an improvised variation of his own.
23Arts Windham Tickets:
Regular Tickets: $25
Under 18: FREE
7 Concert Series Pass: $150
(Premium Reserved Seating available at additional cost)
Total runtime: 85 minutes, no intermission
About Dan Tepfer: Born in Paris to American parents, pianist-composer Dan Tepfer has translated his bi-cultural identity into an exploration of music that ignores stylistic bounds. As the New York Times has written, he “combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: he's a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown”. He has worked with the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with saxophone luminary Lee Konitz, while releasing seven albums as a leader in solo, duo and trio formats. As a composer, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for works including Concerto for Piano and Winds, premiered in the Prague Castle with himself on piano, and Solo Blues for Violin and Piano, premiered at Carnegie Hall. Awards include first prize and audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, first prize at the East Coast Jazz Festival Competition, and the Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. His recent soundtrack for the independent feature Movement and Location was voted Best Original Score at the Brooklyn Film Festival.