San Francisco International Piano Festival
Friday, August 23 @ 8:00 PM| $20
Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
$20 Online | $25 Phone & Box Office
The San Francisco International Piano Festival returns to the Empress by popular demand after last season’s thrilling debut concerts. Now in its 3rd season, the Festival has quickly become one of the most exciting and engaging musical events in the Bay Area and has attracted international attention through its world class artists, unique programming, and friendly rapport between performers and audience. Two nights of musical magic – all are welcome!
Daria Rabotkina makes her debut at the Empress after dazzling audiences in San Francisco and Oakland last season, after which the Piedmont Post praised her “stupendous mastery”. An artist of international renown, Daria has performed with great orchestras around the world and has released numerous solo and concerto recordings to great acclaim. Joining her is another festival favorite, pianist Jiyang Chen. After his thrilling performance at the Empress during the 2018 festival, Jiyang returns to share his uniquely beautiful sound with Vallejo audiences. A spontaneous and virtuosic performer, Jiyang will announce portions of his program from the stage in the tradition of 19th century salons. Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of great piano playing and musicianship!