Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF with a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 2013-2014 marks Mr. Grams’ inaugural season as Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. He opened the Phoenix Symphony’s concert season with celebratory performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, will lead two full weeks of concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as make debut appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony.
American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. In all of these genres, he is highly sought after for his special focus on the music of Franz Liszt and Beethoven and is a special champion for the music of modernist 20th century American composers.