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Making her Washington Performing Arts debut, German pianist and 2021 Hayes Artist* Schaghajegh Nosrati comes to Home Delivery Plus from the stage of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, performing a cornerstone of her repertoire, The Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach. Following an attention-getting second prize award in 2014’s International Bach Competition in Leipzig, Nosrati made her CD debut in 2015 with The Art of Fugue, and her 2017 recording of Bach keyboard concertos took the German Record Critics’ Award. No less an authority than her ongoing mentor (and fellow Home Delivery Plus headliner) Sir András Schiff has praised the “astonishing clarity, purity, and maturity” of her Bach performances. Following the Headline Artist Performance, Nosrati and Schiff take part in an incisive Linger Longer conversation on The Art of Fugue, recorded just for Washington Performing Arts. 

J.S. BACH - The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 

Featuring a Headline Artist performance plus: 

Linger Longer: Schaghajegh Nosrati and Sir András Schiff discuss the history and intricacies of J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue. 

Additional components TBA

*HAYES PIANO SERIES GOES VIRTUAL: Established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, Evelyn Swarthout Hayes, the Hayes Piano Series has featured recitals by some of the world’s finest emerging pianists. Although the in-person subscription series is on hiatus due to the current pandemic, we are pleased to welcome Jenny Lin and Schaghajegh Nosrati to the extraordinary lineage of “Hayes Artists” in 2021.

Note: Sir András Schiff headlines a Home Delivery Plus package April 23–29.

Single-Event Price: $20

Special Thanks: View event and series sponsors.

Artist website: Schaghajegh Nosrati

Special Thanks

Event Sponsors

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betty Bullock and John Silton.

Her Excellency Emily Haber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, is the honorary patron of this engagement.

Series Sponsors

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2020/21, including presentation of Home Delivery Plus: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities


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