American Pianists Awards Solo Recital — Mackenzie Melemed

Starting on May 23, 2021 3:30 pm
At Online
Posted by Lee Clifford

Five finalists perform solo recitals livestreamed from the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis as part of a reimagined 2021 American Pianists Awards. 

Mackenzie Melemed

Partita No. 1 in B♭ Major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Praeludium
- Allemande
- Corrente
- Sarabande
- Menuet I
- Menuet II
- Gigue

Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62, BB 70 by Béla Bartók
- Allegretto 
- Scherzo
- Allegro molto
- Sostenuto

Alluvion (world premiere) by Laura Kaminsky
- Commissioned for the 2021 American Pianists Awards

Symphonic Etudes by Robert Schumann
- Theme – Andante [C♯ minor]
- Etude I (Variation 1) – Un poco più vivo [C♯ minor]
- Etude II (Variation 2) – Andante [C♯ minor]
- Etude III – Vivace [E Major]
- Etude IV (Variation 3) – Allegro marcato [C♯ minor]
- Etude V (Variation 4) – Scherzando [C♯ minor]
- Etude VI (Variation 5) – Agitato [C♯ minor]
- Etude VII (Variation 6) – Allegro molto [E Major]
- Etude VIII (Variation 7) – Sempre marcatissimo [C♯ minor]
- Etude IX – Presto possibile [C♯ minor]
- Etude X (Variation 8) – Allegro con energia [C♯ minor]
- Etude XI (Variation 9) – Andante espressivo [G♯ minor]
- Etude XII (Finale) – Allegro brillante (based on Marschner's theme) [D♭ Major]

 

Kenny Broberg, Dominic Cheli, Michael Davidman, Sahun Sam Hong and Mackenzie Melemed have each received a cash prize of $50,000 and now begin the live, public adjudication process. The competition will culminate on June 25-27, 2021 with solo, chamber music and concerto performances. The winner will receive the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship, consisting of career assistance for two years, publicity, performance engagements, an Artist-in-Residence post at the University of Indianapolis and a recording contract with Steinway & Sons record label.

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