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Marja Kaisla

Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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The Finlandia Foundation's National Performer of the Year 2013, Marja Kaisla, presents a solo piano recital of works by Sibelius, Englund, Chopin and Liszt.

Program
Sibelius: Nocturne, Romance, Caprice
Englund: Introduzione e Toccata
Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca #104
Chopin: Selected Preludes op. 28
Sibelius: Valse Triste, Finlandia

Born in Helsinki, Finland, Marja Kaisla began piano studies at age three and made her public debut at age five. An avid chamber musician, recitalist, and orchestra soloist, she has performed in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and extensively in the United States. Kaisla received her musical education in piano performance at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, in Switzerland with Gyorgy Sebok, and in Philadelphia with Susan Starr. Since moving to the United States in 1987 she has enjoyed an active concert career on stage and in radio, television, and major motion pictures while being an advocate for the importance of music education. For years she was the owner and director of the Delaware Valley Conservatory of Music, and she is the co-founder of the Philadelphia Foundation for World Music and Arts, a non-profit organization which advocates music education and cultural tolerance. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 as the pianist of Trio Excelsior, with whom she has toured extensively around the United States. She was also a member of a unique quartet of four pianos, Piano4, with whom she has performed over a hundred concerts in the United States. Kaisla is a recording artist, and she appears as a pianist in the M. Night Shyamalan film The Village. www.marjakaisla.org

Co-presented by
Finlandia Foundation

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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