Sound is one of the senses Matthew Whitaker uses to navigate the world, and in him, that sense is refined to the nth degree. He has perfect pitch, is able to play back complex music heard once, and has mastered a century of styles at the age of 20.
The new season of Rising Stars presented by the Gilmore Piano Festival begins this Sunday with a performance by a German pianist of Iranian heritage who has played Bach from childhood. She released a recording of The Art Of The Fugue in 2015 and next month she'll release the complete Bach Partitas. Cara Lieurance spoke with Schagajegh Nosrati about her Kalamazoo appearance.