San Francisco Classical Voice: Best of the Bay 2018–2019 Winners27 Aug 2019
Garrick Ohlsson Winner of Best Instrumental Recital Performance
Voters enthusiastically endorsed pianist Garrick Ohlsson’s all-Brahms program at Herbst Theatre last February. Although best known for his interpretations of Frédéric Chopin since winning the pretigious International Chopin Piano Competition in 1970, Ohlsson is in the middle of a multiyear project to explore the complete piano works of Brahms. His performance was the clear winner this year, with Derek Tam’s “Resonance” concert taking second place and a nod to Ensemble for These Times’ “Film Noir Project” for third.