Ana Glig, piano

April 6, 2022

Dame Myra Hess Concerts

Dave Schwan, host


Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) – Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.29, L.461 (1738) (4’)

César Franck (1822-1890); trans. Harold Bauer – Prélude, Fugue, et Variation in B minor, Op. 18. (1862) (11’)

I. Prelude. Andantino cantabile

II. Lento

III. Fugue. Allegretto ma non troppo

IV. Variation. Andantino 

Amy Beach (1867-1944); trans. Ana Glig – Three Browning Songs Op.44. (1899) (7’)

I. Years At The Spring

II. Ah, Love, But a Day

III. I Send My Heart Up to Thee

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Sonata No.14 in C-sharp Minor,  Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight” “Quasi una fantasia” (1801) (16’)

I. Adagio sostenuto

II. Allegretto

III.Presto agitato

Ana Glig (a.k.a. Gligvashvili) is an award-winning Georgian-American pianist praised for her ability to “capture hearts” by Musical America. A recipient of the Alfred Cortot prize at the Tbilisi International Piano Competition for the best interpretation of romantic music, Glig has performed internationally in Europe and the United States in solo and chamber settings. In the review of her album ‘Reminiscences’ Fanfare Magazine recognized Glig’s playing for its “..sensitivity and ability to finely capture some of Georgia’s haunting, elusive film melodies…as well as anyone on disc.“ 

A native of Georgia, Glig’s first musical impressions trace back to her early childhood and Georgian polyphonic singing, which influenced her path in music. 

Glig is a founder of multimedia concerts called MusArt Interconnections, which focuses on synthesis of live performance of classical music and visual art. As a self-taught artist, Glig is also a co-author and illustrator of the children’s book “ Zucchini the Elephant Goes to Sleep.”

Glig received her Master’s degree in piano performance from Mannes School of Music -The New School (NYC), an Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from New York University (NYU Steinhardt). She completed her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Republic of Georgia). Glig also served as an adjunct piano faculty during her studies at NYU Steinhardt. She studied with such prolific pianist-pedagogues as Victor Rosenbaum, Eteri Andjaparidze, Revaz Tavadze, and others. 

After completing her studies in New York City, Glig resides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she combines her busy lifestyle as a mother along with performances and teaching. 

To read more and connect with Ana Glig, please visit her webpage:

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in partnership with 98.7 WFMT.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in association with the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Don’t miss Wynona Wang, piano

next week on the

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts!

Wednesday April 13, 12:15pm

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