Superstar Pianists

Dazzling technique, flawless interpretation and fingers that move like lightning — the 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season features beloved masters and rising superstars of classical piano, including Lang Lang playing Rhapsody in Blue at the Pittsburgh Symphony Gala (September 16); Yulianna Avdeeva in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (October 6 & 8); Kirill Gerstein’s debut (January 26 & 28) with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2; Yefim Bronfman performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (February 23-25); British sensation Benjamin Grosvenor in his debut with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (March 2 & 4); Jan Lisiecki also making his debut with Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 (April 6 & 8); Igor Levit (June 8 & 10), making his debut, in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4; and audience favorite Emanuel Ax (June 15-17) who closes the season with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”