Gold-Medal Winner of the International Prokofiev Competition
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. sharp!
Called a pianist of “unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power” by The Los Angeles Times, Robert Thies is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. He first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has already performed over 40 different concertos with leading orchestras worldwide. A graduate of USC, his teachers have included Robert Turner and Daniel Pollack, both protégés of the legendary Russian teacher and pianist Madame Rosina Lhevinne and the great pianist Josef Lhevinne. Robert has a huge and avid Southern California following. He is returning to the Palos Verdes Peninsula where he grew up for his tenth appearance on the Second Sundays At Two series.