Maurizio Pollini, whose Festival debut occurred nearly 50 years ago, celebrates his 80th birthday this coming summer and the Festival audience may enjoy his playing during one of the high-carat Soloist Recitals, a series also featuring such outstanding artists as Pierre Laurent Aimard, Igor Levit, Evgeny Kissin, Patricia Kopatschinskaja, András Schiff, Grigory Sokolov, Daniil Trifonov, Arcadi Volodos and Fazıl Say.