Albert Cano Smit – Saturday, January 13, 2024

An intimate evening of world-class classical piano, drinks, and dessert

You are invited to a private recital by the Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit in our home in New York City.

Since his last performance — a huge success — at the Lilacs Recital 2 years ago, Albert completed his Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School, and has a packed schedule of concert tours. I am very happy that he was able to find time to be back with us for another recital with an original program interspersing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier preludes and fugues with Spanish composer Enrique Granados’ Goyescas, followed by Beethoven’s final piano sonata.

Saturday, January 13 — doors open at 7pm — recital starts 7:30pm — optional drinks and dessert reception with the pianist afterwards until about 10:00pm. For photos/videos of previous Lilacs events, see here.

To RSVP, go to the Eventbrite page here. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go to the pianist.

About Albert

A musician who has been praised as “a moving young poet” (Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital, and chamber music stages. Noted for his captivating performances, storytelling quality and nuanced musicality, he is the First Prize winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions and the First Prize winner of the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition.

Recital highlights have included his Carnegie Hall debut, Merkin Concert hall debut, recitals at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton (the performance was streamed live globally), the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, Germany’s Rheingau Music Festival, and return performances at the Bay Area Steinway Society and Auditori de Barcelona. He has been in residence at France’s Festival de Musique de Wissembourg for seven years, a piano fellow at Bravo! Vail Music Festival and Tippet Rise Art Center, and has had his recital debut in Asia at Xiamen’s Banlam Grand Theater.

A polyglot who speaks five languages, Albert was born in Geneva, the son of a Dutch mother and Spanish father. He left home at 9 to join the Escolania de Montserrat choir school, where hours of rehearsal every day strongly affected his musical development. Albert recently completed an Artist Diploma and Masters Degree with Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2020 Rubinstein Prize for Piano. He also holds a BA in Piano Performance from the Colburn School. He is an alum of the Verbier Festival Academy and Ravinia Steans Institute.

The program

Bach – WTC I – Prelude and Fugue in C Major BWV846

Granados – 1. “Los Requiebros” from Goyescas

Bach – WTC II – Prelude and Fugue in E flat Major BWV876

Bach – WTC I – Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV867

Granados – 2. “Coloquio en la Reja” from Goyescas

Bach – WTC II – Prelude and Fugue in F Major BWV880

Granados – 5. “El Amor y la Muerte” from Goyescas

Bach – WTC II – Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV885

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

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