b'Guest ArtistPianist SHAI WOSNER has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. Mr. Wosner is Resident Artist of Peoples Symphony Concerts (PSC) from 2020 to 2023. Among the works he performs in 2021-22 is a new PSC commission, Variations on a Theme of FDR. The work is a suite of five variations by five different composersDerek Bermel, Anthony Cheung, John Harbison, Vijay Iyer, and Wang Lu. Each variation is inspired by the story of a particular immigrant chosen by each composer.In spring 2022, he curates and launches a new annual festival at Bard College Conservatory of Music titled Signs, Games & Messages after the collection of pieces by Gyrgy Kurtg. He was recently named to the Conservatorys piano faculty. In addition to his performance with the PSO, Mr. Wosners 202122 season includes Beethovens Emperor Concerto with the Jerusalem Symphony and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with The Orchestra Now, a week-long residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, plus concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, and performances around the U.S. as part of the Zukerman Trio with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. Mr. Wosner records for Onyx Classics. He is a recipient of Lincoln Centers Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Born in Israel, he enjoyed a broad musical education from a very early age, studying piano with Opher Brayer and Emanuel Krasovsky, as well as composition, theory, and improvisation with Andr Hajdu. He later studied at The Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax. shaiwosner.comPhoto credit: Marco Borggreveprincetonsymphony.org/ 9/ princetonfestival.org'