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Highlights of Robert's previous seasons

2016

  • Rachmaninoff 2nd Concerto with Santa Maria Philharmonic
  • Rachmaninoff 2nd Concerto with Santa Monica Symphony
  • LA Chamber Orchestra's Westside Connections: with soprano Jessica Rivera: music of Ravel and Schumann
  • Pacific Symphony's "The Inextinguishable Project": music of Martinu
  • Salastina Music Society: music of Chausson, Ravel, Schumann
  • Piatigorsky International Cello Festival: ten performances including one with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt: Schumann, Debussy, and Shostakovich
  • Schubert Fantasy for Piano and Violin with Linda Wang, Palos Verdes
  • Le Salon de Musiques: music of Strauss, Schumann, and X. Scharwenka
  • South Bay Chamber Music Society: quintets of Dohnanyi, Schumann, Shostakovich
  • Recital with mezzo soprano Iris Malkin; Tchaikovsky, Obradors, Mozart
  • Solo recital: Voyage Through Europe: featuring composers from the major musical capitals: Vienna, Moscow, Paris
  • Premiere of Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries with Damjan Krajacic
  • Concerto Masterclass for the Music Teachers Association of CA Annual State Convention

 

2015

  • Prokofiev First Concerto with the Des Moines Symphony, Feb 7-8
  • Prokofiev Third Concerto with Louisville Orchestra, April 9-10
  • Recital at the Arts Club of Chicago; Music and Nature
  • Performance at Royal College of Music in Stockholm, SWEDEN
  • Premiere and recording of Aaron Zigman's Rhapsody for Cello and Piano with cellist, Andrew Shulman
  • Recording with violinist Linda Wang of Ravel and Messiaen in Denver
  • Featured guest artist for MTAC Sierra Branch 40th anniversary; Sacramento, CA
  • Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with Gustavo Dudamel and LA Phil
  • Solo recital Love and Yearning; featuring the Schumann Fantasy, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Rachmaninoff Preludes
  • Performance of the Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 16 for the LA Philharmonic Chamber Music series
  • Three appearances with Le Salon de Musiques; featuring music of Glinka, Moritz Moszkowski, Bruch, Vitezslav Novak, and Mikhail Gnessin, and an all-Strauss program

2014

  • Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto with the San Luis Obispo Symphony
  • Mozart's Concerto No. 21, K. 466 with the Bakersfield Symphony
  • Beethoven's Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra
  • Performance of the Poulenc Trio with members of the LA Philharmonic
  • Schubert's Sonata in B-flat, D 960 for Pasadena Schubertiade
  • Schubert's Winterreise with Baritone Ryan McKinny; Pasadena, CA
  • Beethoven Sonatas for High Desert Chamber Music, Bend, OR
  • Chamber Music at the Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival, WA
  • Performances at the Croatia Flute Academy in Karlovac, CROATIA
  • "Music and Nature" recital at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
  • Lecture for the Honors Piano Seminar: Discovering Musicianship: Making the Transition from Pianist to Musician at the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2013

  • Thies Consort presents the complete Chamber Sonatas of Prokofiev in Los Angeles, CA and Bend, OR
  • Performance of Mozart Concerto K. 488 with Orchestra Santa Monica
  • Performance of Shostakovich 2nd Concerto with Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthews
  • Solo recital for the charity, L'Ermitage Foundation
  • Multiple performances with the American Contemporary Ballet
  • Recording of my first jazz-crossover album, Life Around Us
  • Schubert's Winterreise and Fantasy in F minor for piano, 4 hands for the Schubertiade, Pasadena, CA
  • Premiere of Assaf Rinde's Preludes for Piano
  • Performance with YMF Debut Orchestra and John Williams, conductor
  • Shostakovich Quintet in Disney Hall with members of the LA Philharmonic
  • Celebration of Benjamin Britten's 100th anniversary with his cello sonata and premiere of Bruce Broughton's Cello Sonata with Andrew Shulman
  • Robert Thies: Crossing Bridges, classical pianist and composer; featuring the Thies-Krajacic Project (TKP); Boston Court; Pasadena, CA

2012

  • Schubert's Winterreise with tenor, Shawn Thuris; Metropolitan Opera Guild; Lincoln Center; New York, New York
  • Piatigorsky International Cello Festival; Master Class performances with cellists from all over the world in the major works for cello and piano and/or orchestra; University of Southern California; Los Angeles; CA
  • Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 with members of the LA Philharmonic; Disney Hall; downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • Guest Artist with David Benoit & the Asia America Symphony; Ford Amphitheater; Los Angeles, CA
  • Beethoven: Concerto No.5 in E-flat Major "Emperor"; Santa Cecilia Orchestra; Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega, conductor; Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
  • Recital for Cedar City Music Arts; Cedar City, UT
  • Recital for Zion Canyon Arts; Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT
  • Chamber Jazz concert with the Thies-Krajacic Project (TKP) Spontaneous Inventions; featuring my original compositions; with flutist Damjan Krajacic, bassist, Mike Valerio, and drummer, Steve Schaeffer; Boston Court; Pasadena, CA

 

2011

  • Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Virginia Symphony; Bob Bernhardt, conductor; Norfolk, VA
  • Schumann Concerto with the Pasadena Symphony; conductor Matthias Bamert; Pasadena, CA
  • Chamber music and Lieder of Schumann; with members of the LA Chamber Orchestra and soprano Elissa Johnston, Santa Monica, CA
  • Solo piano recital at Xavier College, Cincinatti, OH
  • Chopin's E minor Concerto with the Naples Philharmonic, Naples, FL
  • A Week's Artist in Residency at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Two piano recital with pianist, Terry Spiller; San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Gershwin's Concerto in F with the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Symphony
  • Mozart's D minor Concerto, K. 466 with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Buffalo, NY
  • Chamber music and Lieder of Brahms with soprano, Elissa Johnston; Pasadena, CA
  • Recording of Beethoven's Appassionata and Tempest Sonatas for Yamaha Disklavier
  • Rachmaninoff Second Concerto with the San Luis Obispo Symphony; Michael Nowak, conductor; San Luis Obispo, CA

 

2010

  • Beethoven's Emperor Concerto; Central Oregon Symphony; Michael Gesme, conductor; Bend, OR
  • Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor and Dvorak's Trio in F minor; for Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society; with violinist, Shelley Bovyer and cellist, Barry Gold; Disney Hall
  • World premiere of Sharon Farber's Bridges of Love for Pacific Serenades
  • Solo recital for Mainly Mozart; San Diego, CA
  • Duo recital with violinist Roberto Cani, Grass Valley, CA
  • World Premiere recording of Kevin Kaska's Fantasy for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
  • An all-Brahms recording for Yamaha Disklavier
  • Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, CA
  • Performance with Louise DiTullio; National Flute Association Convention
  • North American tour with Star Wars in Concert
  • Thies Consort presents: World of Robert Schumann; with soprano Phoebe Jevtovic; art song and chamber music

 

2009

  • Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto; National Repertory Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Breckenridge, CO
  • John Adams: Grand Pianola Music; Louisville Orchestra; Jorge Mester; Louisville, KY
  • World premiere of Stu Phillips: Variations for Piano and Orchestra; San Pedro, CA
  • Disney Hall Concerto Premiere: Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Los Angeles, CA
  • Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds; Poulenc Sextet; members of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Santa Clarita, CA
  • Ravel Trio in A minor; Pantoum Trio; Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Mondavi Center; Davis, CA
  • Schumann Concerto; Chamber Orch. of the South Bay; Palos Verdes, CA
  • Robert Kapilow's What Makes It Great?; Beethoven's Archduke Trio; Cerritos Performing Arts Center; Cerritos, CA
  • World Premiere of Gernot Wolfgang's Rolling Hills & Jagged Ridges; Pasadena, CA
  • Featured performer for USC Thornton School's 125th Anniversary

2008

  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major; Louisville Orchestra;     JoAnn Falletta; Louisville, KY
  • Tchaikovsky Piano Trio; with Andrew Shulman & Joel Pargman, Jacaranda; Santa Monica, CA
  • Chausson: Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet;      San Luis Obispo Symphony Chamber Series; with violinist, Shunské Sato, Los Osos, CA
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society; with Shelley Bovyer and Barry Gold; Brahms: Trio in B Major; Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht; Pantoum Trio; Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Saint Saëns' Carnival of the Animals with composer Robert Kapilow; Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts; Cerritos, CA

 

2007

  • Pasadena Symphony; John Adams: Grand Pianola Music;
    Pasadena, CA
  • Naples Philharmonic; Brahms: Concerto No. 1; Naples, FL
  • Pasadena Symphony; Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 2;
    Pasadena, CA
  • San Luis Obispo Symphony; Shostakovich: Concerto No. 2; San Luis Obispo, CA

2006

  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay; Shostakovich:
    Concerto No. 1
    ; (replacing another pianist on short notice);
    Palos Verdes, CA
  • Santa Barbara Symphony; Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Tune; Santa Barbara, CA
  • Auckland Philharmonia; Shostakovich: Concerto No 1; Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
  • Santa Maria Symphony; Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3         
    (5 days notice, replacing Jose Feghali); Santa Maria, CA
  • Roswell Symphony; Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3; Roswell, NM
  • Bakersfield Symphony; Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3; Bakersfield, CA

2005

  • Knoxville Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2;
    Knoxville, TN    
  • West Los Angeles Symphony; Gershwin: Concerto in F;
    Los Angeles, CA     
  • Naples Philharmonic; Chopin: Concerto No. 2; Naples, FL
  • San Luis Obispo Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3; San Luis Obispo, CA   
  • Pasadena Symphony; Mozart: Concerto no. 17; Pasadena, CA

2004

  • New West Symphony; Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Tune; Oxnard & Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Pasadena Symphony; Chopin: Concerto No. 2; Pasadena, CA
  • Mladi Chamber Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto No. 23; Los Angeles, CA
  • Bakersfield Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2,
    Bakersfield, CA
  • Santa Clarita Symphony; Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3;
    Santa Clarita, CA     

2003

  • Fort Worth Symphony; Beethoven: Concerto no. 3; Fort Worth, TX
    Solo recital; Luther Burbank Center; Santa Rosa, CA 
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; with Lalo Schifrin; Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, CA
  • Germany recital debut: Ditzingen, GERMANY   
    Santa Maria Symphony; Rachmaninoff; Concerto No. 2;
    Santa Maria, CA
  • Auckland Philharmonia; Chopin: Concerto No. 2; Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay; Mozart: Concerto No. 27; Palos Verdes, CA
  • Huntsville Symphony; Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3; Huntsville, AL

2002

  • Santa Cruz County Symphony; Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1;
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Orquesta Filarmonica; Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Tune; Mexico City, MEXICO      
  • Santa Maria Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Santa Maria, CA
  • Pasadena Symphony; Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Tune; Pasadena, CA
  • Pacific Symphony: Dvorak Festival; Costa Mesa, CA
  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay; Beethoven: Concerto no. 4; Torrance & Palos Verdes, CA
  • Tahoe Tallac Association; South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • South America recital debut: Teatro Achá, Cochabamba, BOLIVIA
    Roswell Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2; Roswell, NM
    St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto no. 17; Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Los Angeles Jewish Symphony; “The Pianist” Wladislaw Szpilman:
    Concertino for Piano and Orchestra; Century City, CA

2001

  • Desert Foothills Music Festival; Carefree, AZ
  • Eugene Symphony; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and Copland: Concerto; Eugene, OR
  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay; Mozart: Concerto No. 21; Palos Verdes & San Pedro, CA
  • Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico; Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1; Mexico City, MEXICO
  • Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico; Beethoven: Concerto no. 4 Mexico City, MEXICO
  • Santa Cecilia Orchestra; Ravel: Concerto in G; Los Angeles, CA
    Southern Hemisphere debut: Auckland Philharmonia; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2; (with one day notice replacing an indisposed pianist due to 9/11) Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
  • Auckland Philharmonia; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Auckland, NZ
  • National Symphony of Mexico; Schoenberg: Piano Concerto; Mexico City, MEXICO
  • American Youth Symphony; Brahms: Concerto No. 1;
    Los Angeles, CA

2000

  • Cedar City Music Arts; Cedar City, UT      
  • Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2; Mexico City, MEXICO
  • Santa Cruz County Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Los Angeles recital debut: El Camino Center for the Performing Arts, Marsee Auditorium Torrance, CA
  • Cape May Festival Orchestra; Beethoven: Concerto No. 1;
    Cape May, NJ

1999

  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay; Shostakovich: Concerto No. 2; Palos Verdes, CA
  • Long Beach Symphony; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Long Beach, CA
  • Russia recital debut: Hermitage Theater, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
  • Music in the Mountains; Beethoven: Concerto No. 5;
    Grass Valley, CA
  • Missouri Chamber Orchestra; Beethoven: Concerto No. 5;
    Columbia, MO
  • Sunriver Music Festival; Mozart: Concerto No. 20; Sunriver, OR
  • Sunriver Music Festival; Chopin: Concerto No. 2; Sunriver, OR
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra; Beethoven: Concerto No. 5; Indianapolis, IN
  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay; Beethoven: Concerto No. 5; Palos Verdes, CA
  • Mexico debut: Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico; Prokofiev: Concerto No. 2, Mexico City, MEXICO
  • Hartt Sinfonietta; Beethoven: Concerto No. 5; Hartford, CT

1998

  • Laureate, Tchaikovsky Competition, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, RUSSIA

1997             

  • Liepaja Symphony Orchestra; Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1; Liepaja, LATVIA
  • National Repertory Orchestra; Prokofieff: Concerto No. 2 in G minor; Breckenridge & Pueblo, CO
  • U.S. premier of Gorecki: Sonata for Piano, with composer present; USC; Los Angeles, CA

1996

  • Savannah Onstage, solo recital; Savannah, GA
  • Tchaikovsky First Concerto at the Redlands Bowl

1995

  • Gold Medal Winner, II. Prokofiev International Competition; St. Petersburg, RUSSIA