Pianist Jeffrey LaDeur shares anecdotes, musical encounters, and mishaps in a candid and humorous program examining the tales and travails of life on the road as a concert pianist. LaDeur, a St. Charles native now based in San Francisco, also will play a few illustrative excerpts from his extensive classical repertoire.
Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his rare blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable, communicative stage presence. Clic Musique Magazine (France) lauded “…an irreproachable legato, a beautiful palette of nuances, and an always well-balanced sound.” Having inherited a rich tradition of pianism and interpretation from Annie Sherter, student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot, LaDeur has established himself as a compelling exponent of classic and new repertoire. In March of 2018, LaDeur made his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall on the centennial of Claude Debussy’s death. He appears regularly with orchestra and maintains a repertoire of over 40 concerti. LaDeur is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco International Piano Festival and president of the American Liszt Society, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
“Wednesdays @ One” programs are presented free of charge, thanks to the generous support of Colonial Cafe.