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Established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, pianist and pedagogue Evelyn Swarthout Hayes, the Hayes Piano Series has featured recitals by some of the world’s finest emerging pianists, including Alfred Brendel, Yuja Wang, Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, and so many more.

Although the in-person concert series has gone on hiatus, we are pleased to welcome Jenny Lin and Schaghajegh Nosrati to this distinguished lineage in 2021.

The Hayes Piano Series Artists

1965–66 Season
Ann Schein
Gary Graffman
Agustin Anievas
João Carlos-Martins
Sidney Foster

1966–67 Season
Misha Dichter
Gunnar Johansen
Paul Badura-Skoda
Peter Serkin
Eugene Istomin

1967–68 Season
John Ogden
Alicia de Larrocha
Grant Johannesen
William Masselos
Claude Frank

1968–69 Season
David Bean
Grigory Sokolov
Susan Starr
Claude Frank
Raymond Lewenthal

1969–70 Season
Rudolf Firkušný
Jerome Lowenthal
Ronald Turini
Christoph Eschenbach
Abby Simon

1970–71 Season
Beveridge Webster
Yvonne Loriod and Olivier Messiaen
György Sándor
Anne Koscielny
Earl Wild

1971–72 Season
David Bar-Illan
Natalie Hinderas
Nelson Freire
Jeffrey Siegel
Lorin Hollander
Evelyn Swarthout

1972–73 Season
Ruth Laredo
Nerine Barrett
Thomas Flagg
Alfred Brendel
John Browning
Minoru Nojima

1973–74 Season
Jorge Bolet
Charles Rosen
Marie-Françoise Bucquet
Leon Bates
Murray Perahia
Käbi Laretei

1974–75 Season
Maurizio Pollini
Richard Goode
Robert Jordan
James Mathis
Käbi Laretei
Horacio Gutiérrez

1975−76 Season
Leon Bates
Ursula Oppens
Richard and John Contiguglia
Emanuel Ax
Ilse von Alpenheim
Edward Auer
Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich
André-Michel Schub
Lydia Artymiw
James Dick
John Lill
Anthony and Joseph Paratore
Armenta Adams
Jerome Rose 

Fall 1976
Jeffrey Swann
James Tocco
Diane Walsh
Robert Jordan
Armenta Adams
Etsuko Tazaki
Mona Golabek

1977−78 Season
Michael Ponti
Mark Zeltser
Jacob Lateiner
Cristina Ortiz
Ivan Davis
Antonio Barbosa
Ruth Laredo
Mona Golabek

1978–79 Season
Raquel Bolderini
Ann Schein
David Burge
Justus Frantz
Alfred Brendel
William Masselos 

1979−80 Season
Russell Sherman
Aldo Ciccolini
Richard and John Contiguglia
Anne Koscielny
Henry Spinelli
Oxana Yablonskaya
Bradford Gowen
Thomas Flagg
Israela Margalit
Jean-Philippe Collard 

1980–81 Season
David Golub
Peter Orth
Israela Margalit
Boris Bloch
Yefim Bronfman 

1981–82 Season
Gregory Allen
Cecile Licad
Anthony di Bonaventura
Pascal Devoyon
Veronica Jochum 

1982–83 Season
Ken Noda
Peter Takács
Haskell Small
Dickran Atamian 

1983–84 Season
Jeffrey Kahane
Randall Hodgkinson
Ana-Maria Vera
Nina Lelchuk
András Schiff

1984–85 Season
Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Enrique Graf
Alan Feinberg
Santiago Rodriguez
Ursula Oppen 

1985–86 Season
Margaret Leng Tan
Marilyn Neeley
David Buechner
Hélène Wickett
Robert Taub 

1986–87 Season
Jeffrey Siegel
Christopher O’Riley
Jeremy Menuhin
Jane Coop
Dimitri Toufexis & Mary Ernst 

1987–88 Season
Andrea Lucchesini
David Allen Wehr
Jon Kimura Parker
Barry Douglas
James Tocco 

1988–89 Season
Gustavo Romero
Kathryn Selby
Raymond Jackson
Steven and Nadya Gordon
Daniel Blumenthal 

1989–90 Season
Louis Lortie
Andreas Bach
Sergei Edelmann
Hélène Grimaud
Alexei Sultanov 

1990–91 Season
Brian Ganz
Panayis Lyras
Dang Thai Son
Karen Hutchinson
Elisso Bolkvadze 

1991–92 Season
Philippe Bianconi
HaeSun Paik
Leif Ove Andsnes
Moon & Lee
Sara Wolfensohn

1992–93 Season
Gwendolyn Mok
Oleg Volkov
Seung-un Ha
Frank Braley
Hecht & Shapiro

1993–94 Season
Artur Pizarro
Kevin Sharpe
Peter Jablonski
Nelson Goerner
Klára Würtz 

1994–95 Season
Marc-André Hamelin
Fabio Bidini
Andreas Haefliger
Angela Cheng
Meng-Chieh Liu 

1995–96 Season
Christopher Taylor
Stephen Prutsman
John Novacek
William Grant Naboré
Barbara Moser 

1996–97 Season
Frederic Chiu
Arnaldo Cohen
Andreas Klein
Eduardus Halim
Nikolai Lugansky 

1997–98 Season
Gail Niwa
Ronan O’Hora
Orli Shaham
Angela Hewitt
Leon McCawley 

1998–99 Season
Dedova-Volchok Piano Duo
Jon Nakamatsu
Helen Huang
Vardan Mamikonian
Carolyn Kotok 

1999–2000 Season
Max Levinson
Maxim Philippov
Esther Budiardjo
Naida Cole
Imogen Cooper 

2000–01 Season
Per Tengstrand
Ilya Itin
Katia Skanavi
Navah Perlman
Míċeál O’Rourke 

2001–02 Season
Konstantin Lifschitz
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
François-Frédéric Guy
Nicholas Angelich
Lang Lang 

2002–03 Season
Piotr Anderszewski
Alexander Ghindin
Olga Kern
Jonathan Biss
Ingrid Fliter 

2003–04 Season
Yundi Li
Claire Désert
Nicholas Angelich
Masterclass with Leon Fleisher
Kirill Gerstein 

2004–05 Season
Konstantin Lifschitz
Krzysztof Jablonski
Paul Lewis
Alexandre Tharaud
Giovanni Bellucci 

2005–06 Season
Severin von Eckardstein
Alexander Kobrin
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Roberto Cominati
Wonny Song 

2006–07 Season
Anika Vavic
Denis Matsuev
Tanya Bannister
Joyce Yang
Andrew von Oeyen

2007–08 Season
Gabriela Montero
Adam Neiman
Yuja Wang
Sergio Tiempo
Yuliya Gorenman 

2008–09 Season
Anna Vinnitskaya
Daria Rabotkina
Yevgeny Sudbin
Simone Dinnerstein
Yaron Kohlberg 

2009–10 Season
Cédric Tiberghien
Plamena Mangova
Jeremy Denk
Rafał Blechacz
Nobuyuki Tsujii 

2010–11 Season
Ran Dank
Dejan Lazić
Sofya Gulyak
Juho Pohjonen
Simon Trpčeski 

2011–12 Season
Till Fellner
Marouan Benabdallah
Kathryn Stott
Orion Weiss
Benjamin Grosvenor 

2012–13 Season
Inon Barnatan
Lukáš Vondráček
Daniil Trifonov
Shai Wosner
Markus Groh 

2013–14 Season
Kit Armstrong
David Greilsammer
Benjamin Hochman
Martin Helmchen
Sam Haywood 

2014–15 Season
Steven Lin
Beatrice Rana
Jan Lisiecki
Francesco Piemontesi

2015–16 Season
Herbert Schuch
Behzod Abduraimov
Masterclass with Leon Fleisher
Joseph Moog
Yury Shadrin and Tian Lu 

2016–17 Season
Llŷr Williams
Lucas Debargue
Tomer Gewirtzman
Igor Levit
Javier Perianes 

2017–18 Season
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
David Fung
Roman Rabinovich
Conrad Tao
Nathan Lee 

2018–19 Season
Hanzhi Wang (accordion)
Yekwon Sunwoo
Christina & Michelle Naughton
Dénes Várjon 

2019-20 Season
Drew Petersen
Zoltán Fejérvári
Seong-Jin Cho

2021 Series
Jenny Lin
Schaghajegh Nosrati 

 

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