Ran Dank has given both orchestral and recital concerts so far this year, starting with the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Toledo Symphony in March, recitals at Bargemusic in April, and a stunning performance of Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated! for the University of Chicago Presents.
"...Ran Dank made a spectacular Chicago debut at Mandel Hall. The Israeli pianist delivered a powerhouse performance of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! that was as dazzling in its pyrotechnics as it was expressive and insightful...Ran Dank’s performance was so remarkable and complete in every way, it’s hard to believe anyone else could have done better."
- Lawrence A. Johnson, CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW, April 8, 2017
This summer, Dank performs chamber programs at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in June, Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra on August 12, and a chamber concert at Maverick Concerts with Amernet Quartet on August 20.