Recital: David Sacks, piano

Saturday, November 23, 2019

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

A solo piano recital by David Sacks ’22 featuring works by Chopin and Elliott Carter. 75 minutes of music, followed by reception. Admission and food free of charge.


Elliott Carter: Piano Sonata (1945-1946, rev. 1982)
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

About David Sacks

David Sacks ’22 has given solo recitals at venues including the Greenfield Hall at the Manhattan School of Music, the Tenri Cultural Center in Greenwich Village, Grant Recital Hall at Brown University, and the 92nd Street Y. David is a winner of the 2019 Brown University Orchestra Concerto Competition. He will play Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BUO in 2020-21. He participated in National Young Arts Week 2017 as a Finalist in Classical Music/Piano, and is Semifinalist for the 2018 Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Notably, he also competed in the Concorso Busoni 2016-17 as its youngest candidate. David captured First Prize and “Best Performance of the Commissioned Work” in the Renee Fisher Piano Competition in New Haven, CT, Second Prize and the Special Award for “Best Performance of a National Heritage Composition” at the international New York Piano Festival and Competition, and First Prize in the Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition 2016. He has also performed frequently in group piano and chamber music recitals, and is a proponent of modern and contemporary music, having worked extensively with Ursula Oppens. David is a sophomore at Brown reading Classics and Philosophy. He currently studies piano with Linda Jiorle-Nagy and Boris Berman.