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Beethoven Cycle – Thirty Two Piano Sonatas in Bangkok

Ace pianist Artas Balakauskas will delight music lovers with his series of 10 recitals featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous 32 sonatas, starting on Saturday at the Siam Music Yamaha Concert Salon at 7 pm.   In the inaugural concert of the series, he will perform three celebrated and loved Beethoven piano sonatas — Pathétique, Moonlight and Appassionata. Lithuanian pianist Balakauskas hardly needs a presentation for audiences in Bangkok.  A graduate from the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and laureate of national and international piano competitions, he has appeared in solo recitals, as well as in a piano duo team with his wife Indhuon Srikaranonda.  Entitled “Beethoven Cycle — 32 Piano Sonatas”, the recitals are the collaboration between Siam Music Yamaha and Bösendorfer Thailand. The recitals will take place every three months (on Jun 21, Sep 6, and Dec 13) with Balakauskas playing the exceptional Bösendorfer Beethoven, a limited edition of only 32 in the world.  There is no admission fee but reservations via email to boesendorfer.concert@yamaha.co.th is necessary. The Yamaha Concert Salon is on the 4th floor of Siam Motors Building on Rama I Road, near BTS National Stadium station.  More information: th.yamaha.com