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Clare Longendyke (piano) in concert: Beethoven2020 Project

Date & Time: Saturday May 9, 7:30  p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Eventbrite Ticketing:  Buy tickets online


Emily Koh (b. 1986): Si fallor, sum (2008)
Esteban Benzecry (b. 1970): Toccata Newén (2009)
Franz Liszt: Au bord d’une source
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

About the Artist


Hailed a “superlative pianist,” (Journal of the IAWM), Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. Clare has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in national competitions in Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra.
Clare has been a featured soloist in the Fazioli Piano Series (Los Angeles), the Schubert Club of Minnesota’s Courtroom Concert Series, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ SoundBites Series, as well as in performances on NPR’s Performance Today. An active performer of new music, she has premiered over 90 new works since 2012 and is the founder and Artistic Director of Music in Bloom, a new music festival in Indiana. Through her solo and ensemble work, she has worked with and performed the music of living composers Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Mason Bates, Vivian Fung, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Joseph Schwantner, among many others.

Last season, Clare performed 50 concerts across the United States and in Europe, including two performances of Joan Tower’s Piano Concerto and solo recital performances in Paris, Italy, Minnesota, Maine, San Francisco, and Boston. This season’s highlights include recitals in Boston, Portland, Maine, and Indianapolis, and a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra of Minnesota. Clare holds degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Clare is currently the Director of Chamber Music and Artist in Residence at the University of Chicago Department of Music.

“…[a] superlative pianist…”

-Elizabeth Vercoe, Journal of the IAWM

“… [the concert] brought an accomplished Clare Longendyke to the Steinway for an impressively exhaustive and imaginative exploration of the keyboard’s white and black keys.”​

– Peter Jacobi, Bloomington Herald Times


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