John O'Conor

Sunday, September 14, 2014 4:00 PM
at Kirkland Fine Arts Center

"John O'Conor has the kind of flawless touch that makes an audience gasp"-Washington Post

Tickets: Adults: $20 | School Age: $5
All discounted tickets, including school age prices, must be purchased through the ticket office (217-424-6318).

The Irish Pianist John O'Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. Having studied in his native Dublin, in Vienna with Dieter Weber, and being tutored by the legendary Wilhelm Kempff his unanimous 1st Prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna in 1973 opened the door to a career that has brought him all around the world.

His recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas led CD Review to say that he 'by now should be recognized as the world's premier Beethoven interpreter' and his recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and Andreas Delfs have also been greeted with acclaim.