Though he's taken multiple sabbaticals during his long career -- including a forced house arrest by the Soviet government in the '80s and an eight-year self-imposed break in the '90s, Russian pianist and recording artist Andrei Gavrilov is back with a renewed focus and a new CD of Chopin's Nocturnes. He'll perform those masterworks, as well as Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8, as part of this Virtuosi USA concert at MCASD's Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla. Gavrilov won the famed Tchaikovsky International Competition at the young age of 18, and has since released more than 30 albums worth of beautiful music by greats like Rachmaninoff, Bach, Scriabin and more.
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