Damjan Krajacic

Ep. 21: An American Pianist Successfully Invades Russia (and “The Life of Pi”), with Robert Thies

Robert Thies first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he became the only American pianist to win first prize in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn won in Moscow in 1958. Robert’s playing is featured in The Life of Pi, Concussion, Fracture, Fifty Shades Freed, and many others. Hear from the man behind the music in this Artist Spotlight episode, including Robert’s source of inspiration and latest creative outlets.