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Pianist Robert Thies to Perform at the Historic Ebell Sunday, January 22

Pianist Robert Thies in concert at the Ebell of Los Angeles
Pianist Robert Thies will be in concert at the Ebell of Los Angeles

The Ebell of Los Angeles will host award winning pianist Robert Thies in concert at the Historic Ebell of Los Angeles on Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 pm.

Thies, who now lives in Los Angeles, first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.  With this victory, Thies became the only American pianist to win the first prize in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn’s famed triumph in Moscow in 1958. He won accolades from the White House and the Los Angeles City Council declared February 16, 1996 as “Robert Edward Thies Day.”

“We are so fortunate to be in Los Angeles home to such talented artists who are available to perform in our historic Ebell space perfectly suited to an intimate concert,” said Jane Martin, chair of the Ebell program. Martin added that Thies will perform an exciting program entitled “Voyage through Europe,” featuring composers from Vienna, Moscow and Paris featuring the following works: Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, Ravel and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue will close the program. 

Thies has performed as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician as well as with orchestras throughout the world.  His work can be heard in the score to the movie The Life of Pi and he was invited to join the North American tour of John Williams’ Star Wars in Concert.  His recordings can be found on the Centaur, Albany, Golden Tone, and Denouement Records labels.

Tickets are $35, and can be purchased at  The Ebell of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization devoted to the educational, cultural and social growth of the diverse Los Angeles community.

Robert Thies in Concert
3 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017
Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd
Tickets $35; free parking

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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