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Yannick Rafalimanana: B-Flat

Yannick Rafalimanana: B-Flat

Flatiron, New York

Fri, May 12, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT

Vaccine policy
COVID vaccine not required
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COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Jonathan D. Superhost

7 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
8 PM Recital
9 PM Post-Reception

Yannick Rafalimanana: B-Flat

Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private solo recital by pianist Yannick Rafalimanana, featuring Schubert's celebrated last sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960 together with works by Bach, Brahms, and Ravel organized around a central B-Flat tonality.

Wine will be served.


BACH (1685–1750): Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866

BRAHMS (1833–1897) Intermezzo in b-flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2

RAVEL (1875–1937): Gaspard de la nuit: II. Le gibet

SCHUBERT (1770–1828): Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960

About the Artist

Watch Yannick perform Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in c-sharp minor live at the Berlin Philharmonie

French pianist Yannick Rafalimanana has developed an international concert career as a recitalist and chamber musician. Recent performances have taken him to halls all over the world, including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Chamber Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Jerusalem Music Center. He has made chamber music with countless artists, including the Borromeo String Quartet, Kim Kashkashian, Thomas Riebl, Andreas Reiner, Arnold Steinhardt, and Itzhak Perlman.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Orchestre CNR de Lille, Orchestre Impromptu, the Ensemble Parisien, and the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra. He has worked under the batons of Péter Eötvös, Jean Deroyer, Thomoty Brock, Zolt Nagy, and John Heiss. Yannick regularly appears at a wide variety of summer festivals, including the Perlman Music Program, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Brussels Chamber Music Festival, and Krzyzowa-Musik Festival.

Yannick is the winner of numerous awards and prizes, including the Borromeo Quartet Guest Artist Award, the Bruxelles J-Musiciens Competition, the Brest Piano Competition, and the International Ravel Academy's Rotary-Lions Competition. As the first prize winner of the 2012 Tufts/New England Conservatory Soloist Competition, he made his U.S. concerto debut in Symphony Hall in Boston, playing the Schumann Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Keith Lockhart.

Born in Lille, he began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Lille under the tutelage of Alain Raes. He later graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with first prizes in piano performance, chamber music, and collaborative piano performance. His teachers there included Bruno Rigutto, Michael Levinas, and Jean-Claude Pennetier. His chamber music and collaborative piano coaches included Francois Salque, Michel Moraguais, David Walter and Jean Koerner. Yannick then moved to Boston, where he obtained a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory in piano performance and a master of music in chamber music as a student of Vivian Weilerstein. He lives in Berlin.

What's the music?

Bach B Flat min. Prelude BWV 867
Brahms Intermezzo n.2 op. 117
Ravel Le Gibet from " Gaspard de la Nuit"
Schubert Last Piano Sonata , D960


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