The adventurous San Francisco Performances' PIVOT series begins an intensive four-day festival presenting artists and works with political observations and meanings. The festival begins with Israeli pianist Ran Dank performing Frederic Rzewski's major work from the 1970's :The People United Will Never Be Defeated"-a set of 36 variations on a political song popular in Chile prior to the overthrow of Allende.
Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank's pianism and musicality.
Recitals appearances have included the Gilmore Piano Festival, New York City Town Hall recital for Peoples Symphony Concerts, Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Finland's Mantta Festival, and many more.
The recipient of numerous honors, Ran Dank won a coveted place on the Young Concert Artists roster in 2009 and subsequently made his New York recital debut sponsored by YCA and the Jerome L.Greene Foundation at Merkin Hall December 14, 2009. He was a laureate of the Cleveland International Competition, the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition and First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.