I want to share this email with teachers and pianists in the Seattle area.

Invitation from: Ben Klinger <Ben_Klinger@sclay.com>

Please join us this Thursday, September 3rd, at 12:15PM, for a very special Lunchtime Concert featuring Steinway Artist, Mark Salman.

Mr. Salman will be performing a dynamic concert, and we hope that you can make it. If you're unable to attend, we would be grateful if you would pass this invitation onto someone else you think would enjoy the show. Information about the artist is below. The program has not yet been announced, but you can be assured of a meaningful experience!

About the Artist:
Hailed as a "heroic virtuoso," Mark Salman's performances have been described as "powerful," "astonishing, exacting and evocative," "dramatic," "wildly imaginative" and "touchingly lyrical." Of his performance of Beethoven's Hammerklavier sonata one authority stated, "there are probably only five or six pianists in the world who can play [it] as perfectly."

Mr. Salman's performances have taken him to Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the United States. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, has been the subject of profiles in The New York Times and has been featured in numerous radio and television broadcasts in the U.S. and in China. His account of his meetings with and playing for Vladimir Horowitz appears in David Dubal's book, Evenings with Horowitz. Mr. Salman is a co-founder of the Delmarva Piano Festival in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which recently completed its fourteenth season. Recent performances have included his debut at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, an eight recital series devoted to the works of Franz Liszt, and three recitals featuring Schubert's final three sonatas this past season. Upcoming performances include a complete cycle of Beethoven's five piano concertos and Choral Fantasy this October with Orchestra Seattle. Mr. Salman is a Steinway artist.

Besides his wide-ranging repertoire, Mr. Salman is perhaps best known for his expertise on Beethoven, having performed the complete cycle of the thirty-two piano sonatas on both coasts as well as in 18 broadcasts on KING-FM in Seattle. Currently in production is Beethoven and his 32 Piano Sonatas - A Musical Universe, a sixteen-part video series featuring Mr. Salman's performances of the complete sonata cycle, hosted by the noted author and commentator, David Dubal. DVD volumes one and two have recently been released on the Great Composers label, www.greatcomposers.us.

Mr. Salman's recordings include The Transcendental Piano, featuring works by Alkan, Beethoven and Liszt on Titanic Records, Mozart's Piano Concertos K. 488 and K. 503 with the Northwest Sinfonietta conducted by Christophe Chagnard on the Immortal Classics label, an all-Chopin CD on Great Composers, as well as American Interweave, featuring contemporary American works for cello and piano on Ambassador Records. Soon to be released is the first disc in Mr. Salman's Beethoven cycle, featuring the Moonlight, Op. 2, No.1 and Op.101 sonatas.

Mr. Salman is a native of Connecticut, where he began his studies at the age of eight and made his recital debut at eleven. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he studied with Richard Fabre and Josef Raieff. He previously attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years, where he concentrated on chamber music and composition, studying with the noted composer, John Harbison.

The concert will be held at Sherman Clay in downtown Seattle. For directions or more information, please call the number below.

We hope to see you here! All the best,
Ben Klinger, Manager, Seattle Showroom - Sherman Clay