So what does Liszt mean by Konzertparaphrase? 2013 American Pianists Awards winner Sean Chen explains in this month's Beauty of Music.
Heir to a familial Russian musical tradition, here comes Nikita Mndoyants, from Cleveland with love!
In our regular Beauty of Music blog, we cover topics relating to classical and jazz music in general such as acoustics, improvisation and classical music cadenzas. This month we turn our attention inward and ask for some expert insight as to what makes the Awards truly special.
As the fifth of five finalists for the 2017 American Pianists Awards prepares for his Premiere Series concert, we check in with Alex Beyer.
Part two of our discussion with Steve and Connie Lyman.
Recognized as a prodigy at a young age, Drew Petersen's life has been immersed in music. When we spoke with Drew last Spring, we learned of some additional interests. In advance of his Premiere Series concert, we learn more about both Drew and his music.
When we last checked in with American Pianists Awards finalist Sam Hong, he had just learned of his selection as a finalist and was looking forward to taking part in the competition. Over the summer and into this fall, Sam has been working on his repertoire ahead of his first performance December 4.
Exploration and discovery drive the mission of the American Pianists Association. Fittingly, those ideals also drive 2017 American Pianists Awards finalist Drew Petersen—though in unique ways.