Born to Persian parents in Santa Monica, California, Soheil Nasseri began studying the piano at the age of five and at the age of twenty moved to New York to study intensively with the late Karl Ulrich Schnabel (1909–2001). Following the death of Mr. Schnabel, Mr. Nasseri became a protégé of Jerome Lowenthal who remains Mr. Nasseri’s mentor today. Other significant teachers include Irina Edelman, Anna Balakerskaia, Clinton Adams, Eva Pierrou, and Ann Schein.
Soheil Nasseri's program at the Kennedy Center includes the Washington premiere of Kaikhosru Sorabji's Sonata No. 0.
- Kaikhosru Sorabji: Sonata No. O (1917)
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat, Op. 26
- Johannes Brahms: Waltzes, Op. 39
- Robert Schumann: Concerto Without Orchestra, Op. 14
$35, $25, students with ID $10 - available by (202)467-4600 or toll free at (800)444-1324 -- or online
Sponsor: Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington (ZAMWI)
February 23, 2008 (Saturday) @ 7:30 P.M. in the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts