Lambert Orkis master class

Lambert Orkis Master Class

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM


Trois Etudes de Concert, S. 144 No. 3 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Un sospiro

Jessica Wang
Student of Wen-Yin Chan

Sonata in B minor, No. 47, Hob. XVI: 32  by J. Haydn (1732-1809)

I. Allegro moderato

Evan Proudkii
Student of Ralitza Patcheva

Sonatine by M. Ravel (1875-1937)

I. Modéré

Robert Foster
Student of Ted Cooper

Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Sanjeev Belle Trichur
Student of Deborah Lloyd

About the Artist

The musical interests of Lambert Orkis encompass traditional and contemporary music performed on modern and period instruments. His substantial career includes more than eleven years of international touring as a partner with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. For thirty-two years, he has appeared with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to capacity audiences in the world’s finest performance venues. Their many recordings and DVDs for Deutsche Grammophon include Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki, The Club Album released in 2016, The Silver Album celebrating twenty-five years of their artistic partnership, and the complete sonatas by Mozart (Choc de l’année Award), Beethoven (Grammy Award), and Brahms.

His distinguished career includes appearances with cellists Lynn Harrell, Anner Bylsma, Amanda Forsyth, and Daniel Müller-Schott, violinist Julian Rachlin, and violist Steven Dann, and he has performed with the Goldner, Elias, Vertavo, Emerson, American, Mendelssohn, Curtis, and Manchester string quartets. As soloist he has made appearances with conductors including Manfred Honeck, Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Günther Herbig, Christian Măcelaru, John Mauceri, Robert Kapilow, Leon Fleisher, Kenneth Slowik, and others.

Compositions of numerous contemporary composers have been premiered and recorded for Bridge Records by Mr. Orkis, including solo works written for him by George Crumb, Richard Wernick, and James Primosch. Using both modern and period instruments and with the National Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Cellist David Hardy, he performs Beethoven’s cycle of works for piano and cello on the Sono Luminus label.

Appearing regularly at the most prestigious festivals throughout the world, he has twice been to Sydney as distinguished performing artist and teacher for Australia’s Musica Viva Festival. In 2003 and 2007 he served as juror of and performed for the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition and Festival, and returned there this past September as Jury Chairman. The Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition for Pianists and the Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards Competition have engaged him as adjudicator. As an Honored Artist for Taiwan’s New Aspect International Music Festival, he performed and presented master classes in Taipei.

Mr. Orkis has recorded as a member of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players and the Smithsonian Institution’s Castle Trio (period instruments), and holds the positions of Principal Keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Piano at Temple University in Philadelphia. The Federal Republic of Germany has bestowed upon him the Cross of the Order of Merit in acknowledgment of his accomplishments.