The Spring 2020 semester at USC Thornton brings with it an impressively packed calendar of events. Take a look at just a few of the many events in store, and join us for a memorable season of performances.
“The Cellist,” a documentary detailing the life of famed cellist Gregor Piatigorsky will be released on DVD Jan. 28. Often heralded as one of the greatest classical musicians of the 20th century, Piatigorsky was a musical prodigy at an early age, and fled the Soviet Union to the United States in the 1920s. He ultimately… Continue reading Piatigorsky documentary, “The Cellist,” to be screened at USC Thornton following DVD release
The Piatigorsky International Cello Festival will return to USC March 13–22 bringing together masters of the cello and young cellists from around the world.
USC Thornton has announced the third iteration the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, a truly unparalleled, 10-day, 42-event that will take place from March 13-22, 2020.
The Piatigorsky International Cello Festival returned to USC for 10 magnificent days in May. Here’s a rundown of the amazing event.
Alex Ross, music critic for the New Yorker, has published a review of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in the magazine’s June 6/13 issue. Surveying the Festival’s programming in the context of both repertory and style, Ross highlighted soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Sol Gabetta, Zuill Bailey, David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Colin Carr,… Continue reading PICF ’16: “The New Yorker” reflects on the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
After the intermission of his May 15 recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall with pianist Kathryn Stott, cellist Yo-Yo Ma returned to the stage in an unusual wardrobe change, replacing his formal concert wear with a t-shirt. “I thought it was hot in here,” he said with a laugh, “and not because there are so… Continue reading PICF ’16: Yo-Yo Ma celebrates the festival with a wardrobe change
Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows recently published a digital exhibition of the cello’s historical development in anticipation of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Now, they have released a series profiling the instruments used by Festival artists, including artistic director Ralph Kirshbaum. He has played a 1729 cello made by Domenico Montagnana of Venice since 1971… Continue reading PICF ’16: Still faithful after 40 years
Cellist and Furman University professor Christopher Hutton provides a daily first-person narrative of his experiences at the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
A USC Thornton Piatigorsky Fellow looks forward to interacting with renowned players.