Beethoven's Birthday Celebration

Annual Beethoven Birthday Party and Open House

Every December, on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of the month, the Center celebrates Beethoven's birthday with an open house, refreshments, and a short concert or lecture. We welcome Beethoven enthusiasts of all ages to join us!

December 14, 2019Charles Schulz comic strip
Open house: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Recital by Natalya Lundtvedt: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, 5th Floor, Rm. 580, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St, San José, CA 95112

This event has now passed. Check-in next year to see what we have planned for Beethoven's 250th Birthday!


F. Schubert. (1797-1828) Impromptu in E flat Major, Op.90 No.2

F. Schubert. (1797-1828) Impromptu in G flat Major, Op.90 No.3


Ludwig van Beethoven. (1770-1827) Piano Sonata no.28 in A Major, op.101

                                                           Allegretto, ma non troppo

                                                           Vivace alla marcia

                                                           Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto


About the artist:

Natalya LundtvedtNatalya Lundtvedt is a native of Minsk, Belarus. She began her piano studies at age 6. In 2001, she was awarded a full scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied under Professor Mack McCray and earned a Master in Musical Arts degree in 2003. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California, Los
Angeles in 2009 while she studied under Professor Vitaly Margulis. In 2003, she was awarded First Prize in the Young Artist Award competition in California. She has performed with the Belarus Philharmonic Society, the Belarus Symphony, the Russian Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, Mission College Symphony, Nova Vista Symphony, Mission Chamber Orchestra and Redwood Symphony. She is also a performing artist with Steinway Society of the Bay Area. In May 2009, she made her successful debut at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York. In February 2018, she performed for a prestigious Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony. Every year she is invited to judge the Young Pianist Beethoven Competition at the San Jose State University. Natalya is a faculty member at Lena Grozman Piano School, and is currently teaching at SAE Digital Arts Institute as an adjunct professor.