Jonathan BissPeter Serkin, piano

“Serkin is a great pianist because he is an original musical thinker…Serkin consistently provided an amazing and illuminating amount of subtle detail; every chord was fascinatingly voiced, every phrase tenderly sculpted, the counterpoint limned a way a great Bach player does.” — The Boston Globe

“Mr. Serkin played as if channeling the music from another realm.” — The New York Times


On October 29, pianist Peter Serkin will make his long-awaited Parlance debut. Hailed worldwide as an artist of passion and integrity, Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians appearing before the public today. His program will feature sublime works by Mozart and Bach, culminating in the pinnacle of Bach’s keyboard art, The Goldberg Variations.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio in B minor, K. 540 Program Notes
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in B flat, K. 570 Program Notes
Johann Sebastian Bach The Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Program Notes

Hear Peter Serkin perform the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations:

Hear Peter Serkin perform Variation 1 from Bach’s Goldberg Variations: