Pianist Paivi Ekroth performs Thursday, Sept. 1

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Paivi Ekroth, pianist, Department of Music

Enjoy a recital by pianist Paivi Ekroth, featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Free but ticketed: Contact the ticket office, 631-2800 or visit the website.

“Päivi Ekroth is an artist of exceptional refinement, intelligence and sensitivity, equally impressive in solo and ensemble music” – Jerome Lowenthal, Juilliard School of Music, New York.

“Ms. Ekroth is one of the foremost lied interpreters” (“Tidningen Åland”-newspaper).“Päivi Ekroth possesses the kind of large-scale artistic format that goes well with big halls and audiences – Erik T. Tawastjerna, Sibelius-Academy, Finland.

“A vivacious and spontaneous temperament, an effortless and beautiful rendition and a confident mastering of great form are all characteristic of her interpretations.” – Sirkka Harjunmaa, Sibelius-Academy, Finland

Paivi Ekroth received a special grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation to perform this solo recital program in the Kuusankoski-talo hall in Finland in August, 2011.