Current Winner

Current Winner

Drew Petersen

Drew Petersen is the winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards, recipient of the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, and has been named Artist-in-Residence at University of Indianapolis. A prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Drew has performed solo and concerto recitals in both Europe and the United States. He has been a top prizewinner in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. He has participated in master classes with Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Claude Frank, Menahem Pressler, Stephen Kovacevich, Ferenc Rados, and André Michel Schub.

Most recently, he is the 2016 winner of the Sanders-Juilliard-Tel Aviv Museum prize, which included an engagement at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. As the First Prize winner of the Friday Woodmere Young Artists Competition, he was featured multiple times on the McGraw-Hill “Young Artists Showcase,” hosted by Robert Sherman and aired on New York’s WQXR.

Drew graduated cum laude from Harvard with bachelor of liberal arts in social science and did his undergraduate music studies at the Juilliard School with Jerome Lowenthal. He is currently pursuing his Master’s of Music at Juilliard with Robert McDonald as a recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship.

  • Photos

    Premiere Series
    Premiere Series students
    High School Residency

  • Press Kit

    Publicity photos:  archive DrewPetersenPhotos (12.52 MB)

    Additions available upon request

  • Videos

    2017 Premiere Series solo recital


    2017 Premiere Series concerto with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra


    American Pianists Awards first interview


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  • Discography

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