Asheville Amadeus 2019 Events
ASHEVILLE AMADEUS 2019
Join us to rock out with Rachmaninoff in 2019 at Asheville Amadeus, a 10-day festival inspired by the things we believe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would have loved. This year, we are thrilled to host two of the worlds leading musicians: rock guitarist Warren Haynes and Rach pianist Garrick Ohlsson — as well as many other talented musicians, artists, brewers and entertainers — for a full schedule of performances, education programs, collaborations and social events. From beer to fashion to music, we hope you enjoy this week as much as we enjoyed putting it all together.
Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, Warren Haynes is recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape – often revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. From his time with The Allman Brothers Band and The Dead to forming the much-loved jam band Gov’t Mule, Haynes has woven his name into the fabric of rock ‘n’ roll history, cultivating a prolific career as part of some of the greatest live groups in history. Both in and out of Asheville, his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances – and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to perform with this master musician.
A native of New York now living in San Francisco, Garrick Ohlsson began his piano studies at the age of 8 at the Westchester Conservatory of Music. At 13 he entered the Juilliard School. Although he won first prizes at the 1966 Busoni Competition in Italy and the 1968 Montreal Piano Competition, it was his 1970 triumph at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, where he won the Gold Medal (the only American to have done so), that brought him worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation. To date, he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century.