2021 American Pianists Awards Schedule


Solo Recitals

Concerts streamed at facebook.com/APApianists/ on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 PM EDT
All solo recitals feature a commissioned work by Laura Kaminsky

May 23, 2021   Mackenzie Melemed (Bach, Bartók, Schumann)
May 30, 2021   Sahun Sam Hong (Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Hindemith)
June 6, 2021    Dominic Cheli (Bach, Leslie Adams, Carl Vine, Scriabin, Liszt)
June 13, 2021  Michael Davidman (Mozart, Granados, Liszt)
June 20, 2021  Kenny Broberg (Beethoven, Fauré, Medtner, Scriabin)

Celebration Weekend
June 25 – 27, 2021

Three live concerts featuring all five finalists
Celebration Weekend events hosted by Sylvia McNair and Terrance McKnight
and streamed live at facebook.com/APApianists/ (ticket info TBD)

Chamber Music Recital
June 25, 2021, 8:00 PM

Indiana History Center
 Piano Quintets with Dover Quartet (Zarębski, Dvořák, Brahms, Franck, and Schumann)

Concerto Finals
June 26, 2021, 8:00 PM

Hilbert Circle Theatre
With the Indianapolis Symphony
conducted by Gerard Schwarz (Beethoven, Franck, Liszt)

Finale and Awards Celebration
June 27, 2021, 3:30 PM
at Indiana Landmarks Center
Solo works, followed by adjudication and winner announcement
(Liszt, Stravinsky Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin, Albéniz, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns)

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