American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards

American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Competition finalists, Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Andrew Staupe and Eric Zuber

The 2012-13 ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards is a year-long competition where students vie for the top five positions in the finals. Five talented young musicians will compete for a prize valued at more than $100,000, one of the most lucrative awards available to an American pianist.  This radio series showcases the competition finalists, Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Andrew Staupe and Eric Zuber who all participated in a plethora of public concerts, recitals, chamber concerts and commissioned premieres for the APA’s 2013 Classical Fellowship Awards. 

3/12      Solo Repertoire Schubert: Impromptu (Eric Zuber, p) Rachmaninoff:  Étude-tableaux (Sara Daneshpour, p) Chopin: Allegro Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante (Claire Huangci, p) Albéniz:    Evocation from Iberia (Andrew Staupe, p) Goddard: Concert Etude No. 6 (Andrew Staupe, p) Beethoven:    Sonata No. 1, Quasi una fantasia (Sean Chen, p)

3/19      New Music and Song Bielawa: Vireo Canons and Chorale (Sean Chen, p) Brouwer: Prelude and Toccata (Eric Zuber, p) Frank:  Karnavalito No. 1(Claire Huangci, p) Mazzoli:  Heartbreaker (Sara Daneshpour, p) Snider: The Currents (Andrew Staupe, p) Mompou: Excerpts from Combat del Somni (Claire Huangci, p; Jessica Rivera, s) Strauss: Excerpts from Mädchenblumen (Andrew Staupe, p; Jessica

Rivera, s) Debussy: Excerpts from Ariettes Oubliées (Eric Zuber, p; Jessica Rivera, s) Turina: Excerpts from Poema en forma de canciones (Sean Chen, p; Jessica Rivera, s) Barber: Excerpts from Hermit Songs (Sara Daneshpour, p, Jessica Rivera, s)

3/26      Chamber Music Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 (Eric Zuber, p; Linden String Quartet) Schumann: Piano Quintet (Sara Daneshpour, p; Linden String Quartet) Shostakovich: Piano Quintet (Claire Huangci, p; Linden String Quartet) Brahms: Piano Quintet (Andrew Staupe, p; Linden String Quartet) Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No. 1 (Sean Chen, p; Linden String Quartet)



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