Gilles Vonsattel

Classical Pianist

Swiss-born American classical pianist of world renown and talent.  Mr. Vonsattel loves to perform a program featuring some classical “war horses” intermingled with some lesser-known pieces.

He is quite comfortable making friends with every audience while displaying his musicality, dynamism, power and sensitivity.

This program will feature Beethoven’s sonatas, one or two each performance, balanced with some familiar melodies.

Mr. Vonsattel is professor of piano at UMass Amherst, has played around the world and is a Steinway artist.


“…razor-sharp technique…” – NY Times

“…a superb pianist…he produced a pure and singing tone…” – NY Sun


Program Highlights

  • Beethoven – Fur Elise

  • Schumann – Arabesque in C

  • Debussy – Claire de Lune

  • Debussy – Cloches a Travers Les Feuilles

  • Villa – Lobos O – Polichinelo and Mare Encheu

  • Beethoven – Sonata Op. 52 Waldstein

  • Beethoven – Sonata Op. 27/2 “Moonlight”

  • Beethoven – Appassionata

  • Beethoven – Op. 13. Pathetique

Tech Overview

  • Sound: Speaking Mic w/ local tech to run sound
  • Piano: Grand piano tuned the day of the performance
  • Lights: Best available w/ local tech to run lights
  • Hospitality: Hot Meal for 1