Antoine Reicha and Ludwig van Beethoven met at age 15, in the student orchestra at Bonn. Friends and rivals for life, Beethoven took Vienna by storm, whereas Reicha left most of his piano music unpublished. Acclaimed Serbian-American pianist Ivan Ilić comes to Skye for a preview of his upcoming CD ‘Reicha Rediscovered’ His recital will mark the British premieres of Reicha’s forgotten works, written in the early 1800s.Ivan Ilić earned degrees in mathematics and music at the University of California Berkeley before moving to Paris on a university fellowship. He then studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, where he took a Premier Prix. The City of Paris sponsored his first recording.Early career highlights included recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Ireland’s National Concert Hall, Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio and the American Academy in Rome. He recently gave recital débuts in Vienna, Sao Paulo and Geneva. Ivan’s recordings and publications have played a significant role in spreading his international reputation, gaining him many awards as well as TV and Radio appearances.