Ilya Poletaev on the Keyboards
with Matthais Maute & Sophie Lariviére

The Bach Society welcomes internationally famed keyboardist Ilya Poletaev for a recital of keyboard music from the baroque to the present.  Playing on the harpsichord and the modern piano. Ilya is First Prize winner of prestigious International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.

A musician with a fiercely inquisitive mind, impeccable technique and an intensely poetic vision, Ilya Poletaev is an artist equally at home on the modern piano or on historical keyboards: harpsichord, fortepiano, and chamber organ. Hailed as “one of the most significant pianists of his generation” by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, he launched his career after capturing First Prize at the prestigious International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig in 2010 — the only Canadian ever to win that competition. He has since appeared at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, KlavierFestival Ruhr, Dresdner MusikFesttäge, Potsdam Musikfestspiele, Leipzig BachFest, Montreal Bach Festival, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and Chamber Music Society, St. Paul’s Ordway Center, Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, Caramoor Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, and many other prestigious venues.

Mr. Poletaev began studying in Moscow at the age of six and continued his studies in Israel until he moved to Canada at the age of 14. His performances and interviews have been broadcast on the BBC; WQXR in New York; Minnesota Public Radio; CBC Radio-Canada; Radio Berlin-Brandenburg, MDR, NDR, and WDR networks in Germany; Radio Romania; Radio Rossiya and Radio Orfei (Russian Federation), and others.

  • Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm, The Baroque Room
  • Tickets $5 Student | $20 Senior | $25 Adult

Performance Date & Location

Saturday, May 5 @ 2 pm
The Baroque Room

275 East 4th Street
Suite 260
St. Paul, MN 55101