2016 Avery Fisher Grant Names Violinists, a Cellist and Pianist in WQXR Live Stream

2016 Avery Fisher Grant Names Violinists, a Cellist and Pianist in WQXR Live Stream
The name Avery Fisher continues on in the form of a career grant, which awarded its 2016 recepients this week with a $ 25,000 cash prize. Among the honorees named are three violinists, a cellist and a pianist. The gift is reserved for young and aspiring …
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Spotting talent: Adam Gatehouse, artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition
https://bachtrack.com/files/68422-adam-gatehouse–co-artistic-director–leeds-international-piano-competiton–c–simon-jay-price–3-.jpg280420 DK: When you see a young musician for the first time, what are the things that are most likely to strike you?
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Community bus trip Shoji Tabuchi at the Garde Arts Center and Foxwoods
On Thursday, December 14 the Stafford Senior Center’s Travel Club will sponsor a community bus trip to the Garde Arts Center in New London to see Shoji Tabuchi in his second appearance in Connecticut. One of the finest violinists of all time will entertain …
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Chucho Valdés, the Pianist, Reflects on Irakere and His Career

musicChucho Valdés, the Pianist, Reflects on Irakere and His Career
He was gearing up for a major concert in Havana with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, the American conductor Marin Alsop and the classical pianist Lang Lang. And he was in New York to perform at a memorial for Bruce Lundvall, the record …
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Grassington concert could be the first of many ‘Octojams’
In days gone by, it was customary for pianists to use Bach so that they could get the measure of the piano, but Angela Hewitt’s performance of the Partita No. 2 in C minor was in no way a warm-up item. It was a beautifully controlled presentation of …
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Photo Flash: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Bring Their ‘FAVORITE THINGS
On Monday night, the Broadway at Birdland concert series kicked off a four-night run starring Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch in OUR FAVORITE THINGS. The show will …
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David Fray, a Most Inspired Pianist

musicDavid Fray, a Most Inspired Pianist
Ironically, despite all the time it takes to be a concert pianist or a gardener, Fray says that patience and fearlessness are what he needs to work on the most in his character. “An artist has to fight against his own fears and weaknesses, and being an …
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Halloween concert opens Phoenicia Voicefest “Gatherings
Jazz pianist Nancy Kamen, who recently moved to the area, will perform, and Justin Kolb, the festival’s treasurer and an internationally known concert pianist, will play Mussorgsky’s spooky and beautiful Baba Yaga. Snacks and Bloody Marys will be …
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Digital piano concert will showcase 100 young players
This is all fun.” The foundation provides music lesson scholarships and performance opportunities to young musicians. The free concert will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of Halloween, performers will be in costume. Pianists will range from 5 …
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Concert review: Pianist Rafal Blechacz’s imaginative approach brings

musicConcert review: Pianist Rafal Blechacz’s imaginative approach brings
The Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz, though only 30, has been on the music world’s radar for a decade, ever since he won the Chopin International Piano Competition, in Warsaw, in 2005. That victory led to a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, …
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Orchestra program of ‘romantic symphony music’ to feature Czech pianist
He is the son of two concert pianists, who also taught at the local university, and they discovered his interest in music at age 2. “I was too young to remember when I started, but from an early age I remember always enjoying the piano. I didn’t really …
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Arts Council for Wyoming County taps pianist for concert
As both a sacred and classical pianist, Newbrough performs his own hymn arrangements in churches, colleges, and charity benefit concerts. He acknowledges that his performance ability is entirely a gift from the Lord. He has played at numerous churches …
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Review: Pianist Ursula Oppens Seamlessly Connects the Classics With New Music

musicReview: Pianist Ursula Oppens Seamlessly Connects the Classics With New Music
Ursula Oppens is an eloquent pianist who has long been a persuasive advocate of new music, which she presents not as a discipline separate from the interpretation of the classics but as an extension of that work. The connection felt especially organic …
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The complex art of the accompanist
“Could we have more atmosphere, please?” asks Roger Vignoles. “We need to feel the storm is just outside the window.” A masterclass in German song is under way at Wigmore Hall and a young singer and her pianist are working on Schubert’s “Die junge …
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Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Barbican, review: ‘a marvel’
That was never going to be a danger with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. These two great pianists first toured together in 1978, when funk and electric jazz-fusion were at their height, and although they haven’t toured since, this Barbican show made us …
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File Under Jazz: Pianist Vijay Iyer on electronic music, Limp Bizkit and the

musicFile Under Jazz: Pianist Vijay Iyer on electronic music, Limp Bizkit and the
In September of 2013, pianist Vijay Iyer won the enviable MacArthur Genius Grant—$ 625,000 in cold, unfettered cash—for his insane creativity and nonstop achievements in jazz. Since the dawn of his career, it’s been clear that Iyer was destined for …
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Pittsburgh loses pitch-perfect jazz voice with death of Maureen Budway
Maureen Budway won fans with her pitch-perfect jazz singing, but guitarist Joe Negri said her “enormous range of talent” was the heart of her work. “She could do classical, jazz, American Songbook stuff, and she loved Brazilian, too,” Negri said …
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Utah Jazz’s Enes Kanter will start against high-flying Golden State
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) gets tangled up with Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33), in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. The Philadelphia 76ers at the EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, December 27, 2014.
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Claude Frank, Pianist Admired for Performing Beethoven, Dies at 89

musicClaude Frank, Pianist Admired for Performing Beethoven, Dies at 89
The American pianist Claude Frank, widely admired for his insightful, sensitive performances of the solo and chamber works of the Germanic masters, and an influential teacher to generations of pianists, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan, three …
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Pianists converge on ASU for Bösendorfer competition
The first round of competition, which is open to the public as a ticketed event, is Monday through Wednesday, with 28 pianists between age 19 and 32 performing 25 minutes each. The performers were chosen from a field of 145 applicants, many from elite …
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Pleasanton: World-class pianist duo to perform benefit concert
“A Night To Remember” presents pianists Tamriko Siprashvili and Temirzhan Yerzhanov — Siprashvili in recent years from Pleasanton and Yerzhanov from Los Gatos — performing together for the first time at the Amador Theater in a concert to benefit the …
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