The much buzzed-about young pianist Lucas Debargue did not touch a keyboard until he was 11 and began sustained formal training only at age 20. Four years later, in 2015, he was competing in the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition, where he placed fourth but dazzled audience mem- bers and critics alike with his passionate, original interpretations of Medtner’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.
Friday 3 February at Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday 7 February at Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Friday 10 February at Moore’s Opera House, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Sunday 12 February at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA