Performances of Ligeti's Études at Bowling Green State University (12/2), University of Michigan (12/4) and University of San Diego at California (1/10).
Notable dates include a solo recital tour featuring the piano études of Ligeti, chamber music performances with pianist Steven Beck, musicians of the New York Philharmonic and a performance of Charles Wuorinen's newest piano concerto, Megalith, with Ensemble Signal and Brad Lubman conducting at the University at Buffallo.
"This is an excellent recording, with the Carter and Stravinsky particularly fine." - Clavier Companion, January 2016
It is...his playing of three movements from Stravinsky’s Petrouchka that really tempts one to reach for superlatives...His clarity and endurance are truly impressive...impish energy and mysticism...a brilliant performance.
...conjures up an invisible ballet, returning the Movements to their heritage on the stage.
It was pianist Eric Huebner who delivered the money moment, tossing off Gyorgy Ligeti's meteor shower of a Piano Concerto with such spectacular aplomb that all the ordinary virtuosity around it seemed like so much static noise.
His playing is full of grace and light all through.
...equal parts grace, precision and eloquence.
Pianist Eric Huebner has drawn worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 17. In January 2012, he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and has been featured in works by Lindberg, Stravinsky, Ives, Milhaud, Carter and R. Strauss among others. In March 2016, he was featured in recital as part of the New York Philharmonic's "Messiaen Week" - a series concerts featuring the work of the late French composer. Other recent solo projects include a complete performance in November 2016 of György Ligeti's piano études on the St. Louis Symphony's contemporary music series held at the Putlizer Arts Foundation gallery in St. Louis. He has collaborated with the conductor David Robertson in performances of György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto, Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and on the American premiere with percussionist Colin Currie of Elliott Carter's Two Controversies and a Conversation for piano, percussion and chamber ensemble. From 2001 through 2012, Huebner was a member of Antares, a quartet comprised of clarinet, violin, cello and piano. First prize winners of the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Antares appeared regularly in major chamber music venues throughout the United States and worked closely with many composers on the commissioning of new works for its combination.
Ann Arbor, MI
Leonard Slatkin, cond.