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Let the piano festivities begin!

art of the piano

Piano music has always been something I could listen to for hours. This is fortunate for me because next week is the start of three straight weeks of piano events here at CCM! We kick things off with the World Piano Competition and continue the fun with our Art of the Piano workshop and concert series.

Here’s a rundown: The World Piano Competition features up and coming pianists from all over the world competing for a gold medal and prizes such as money and a New York debut recital. Last year’s winner was Marianna Prjevalskaya, who played Brahms’ Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 for her finals performance.  The 5 member jury for the World Piano Competition has been hand-selected by Awadagin Pratt, CCM Professor and Chair of the Piano department, and includes Frederic Chiu, Hee Sung Joo, Yoshikazu Nagai, Ursula Oppens, and Andrey Pisarev.

Art of the Piano is a two week intensive for piano students, giving them the opportunity to study with world-renowned pianists, including World Piano Competition jury members. The workshop features public performances of guest faculty as well as the students – giving competition audiences the chance to see jury members and possibly future WPC competitors perform! Giving young pianists the chance to learn from the best is a direct result of our close partnership with the World Piano Competition.

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World Piano Competition public performances start Monday, June 23 and conclude with the finals performance on Saturday, June  28. Buy tickets for WPC events. 

Art of the Piano performances include both ticketed and free performances throughout the course of the workshop. Find out more.


Art of the Piano Performance Schedule

All tickets on sale through the CCM Box Office.
You can find the Master Schedule for Summer 2013 events here.
You can find the schedule of Art of the Piano master classes here.

JULY

2 p.m. Sunday, July 14
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Stephen Prutsman, piano

Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist, composer and conductor, Prutsman has collaborated with the likes of the Kronos Quartet, Tom Waits, Rokia Traore, Joshua Redman, Sigur Rós and Asha Bhosle. He continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Monday, July 15
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Ory Shihor, piano

Ory Shihor, dean of the Colburn Academy in Los Angeles, is an award-winning pianist, educator and arts administrator. He was a major force in creating the Academy, recognizing the need to support highly-talented, pre-college age students who seek to continue their music studies at a conservatory level. Shihor produces the annual Colburn Piano Festival, which attracts applicants from around the world to its two-week summer immersion program, and is also a faculty member in the Colburn Conservatory’s piano department.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Myong-joo Lee, piano

Myong-joo Lee began her solo career at the age of fourteen with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and has since made her successful New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall and other appearances such as recital at the Frick Collection, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Flagler Museum of Art in Palm Beach, among others. Her orchestra appearances include the Rumanian Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Chamber Orchestra, Sewanee Festival Orchestra among others throughout US and broadcasts on WQXR in New York and WCLV in Cleveland.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17
• Art of the Piano •
Student Recital

The gifted and motivated students of Art of the Piano take to the stage in a recital that is sure to inspire.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

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7 p.m. Saturday, July 20
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Russell Sherman, piano

Legendary pianist Russell Sherman continues to garner accolades from critics and audiences alike for his grace, imagination and poetry. The New York Times calls him “one of the best pianists in this or any other country.” Sherman has performed with such major orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (with whom he performed the five Beethoven concertos), Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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2 p.m. Sunday, July 21
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Ning An, piano

Ning An has been hailed by the New York Concert Review as a musician who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding.” His top prizes from the Queen Elizabeth, Cleveland, and William Kapell Piano Competitions led to performances from Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Salle Verdi (Milan), to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. He has been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including the International Chopin Festival in Poland, the Gina Bachauer Piano Festival in Salt Lake City, New Hampshire’s Monadnock Music Festival, the Bourglinster Festival in Luxembourg and the Interlaken Music Festival in Switzerland. A passionate chamber musician as well as soloist, An has performed with groups such as the Ysaye, Daedalus, and Takacs Quartets as well as instrumentalists James Buswell, Paul Neubauer, Andres Diaz and Soovin Kim.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Monday, July 22
• Art of the Piano •
Student Recital

The gifted and motivated students of Art of the Piano take to the stage in a recital that is sure to inspire.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

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7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Mayron Tsong, piano

Steinway Artist Mayron Tsong has been taken by her performances around the globe to almost every state in the continental United States, as well as Canada, Russia, Sweden, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. After her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Harris Goldsmith of the New York Concert Review praised it as “an enlivening, truly outstanding recital.” Fanfare Magazine called her “a genius, pure and simple… perhaps, a wizard.” Winner of numerous competitions and prizes, Mayron has performed and interviewed for many radio broadcasts, including CBC Radio in Canada, WDAV in North Carolina, WFMT Radio in Chicago, Radio 4 in Hong Kong and NPR’s The State of Things.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Yoshikazu Nagai and Awadagin Pratt, piano

Praised by audiences and critics alike for his fresh interpretations and dramatic presentation style, pianist Yoshikazu Nagai has performed as soloist and chamber musician internationally in such venues as the Shanghai Concert Hall in China, National Recital Hall in Taiwan, Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre and The National Gallery. In addition, he is a frequent soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and his performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, RAI (Italian National TV), and Hong Kong National Radio amongst others. For this recital, he will be joined by CCM Artist-in-Residence and Art of the Piano Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.
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7 p.m. Thursday, July 25
• Art of the Piano •
Student Recital

The gifted and motivated students of Art of the Piano take to the stage in a recital that is sure to inspire.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Free and open to the public