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Eroica Efforts

Critics laud him for his “white-hot pianism,” “uncanny control” and “extraordinary musical understanding.” That must be why Rufus Choi has captured, among other top honors, first prize at the Jose Iturbi 2007 International Music Competition. A native Californian of Korean heritage, Choi has been pounding the ivories since the age of 4, and is a Juilliard grad who also attained highest honors at Hanover’s prestigious Musik Hochschule. On Sunday, he performs Beethoven’s stirring Eroica Variations, the wildly romantic Busoni version of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor for solo violin, and Mussorgsky’s super-workout, Pictures at an Exhibition.
Sun., Sept. 7, 3 p.m., 2008


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