The American Prize in Piano Performance, Concerto Division, 2015.
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The American Prize in Piano Performance (CONCERTO), 2015
The American Prize winner:
BILL JOHN NEWBROUGH Houghton, NY
|Bill John Newbrough|
Upon accepting The American Prize, the artist wrote: "What wonderful and joyous news to receive!!! Thank you so much!! I am truly grateful for this marvelous honor, especially as I recognize the level of competition is extremely high."
ALEKSANDRA KASMAN Vestavia Hills, AL
Prokofiev—Piano Concerto No. 1
Sasha's numerous awards include NFMC National Stillman-Kelley Award, Silver Medal at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, second place and Young Jury Winner Award at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition and PianoArts North American Competition Scholarship Award among others.
Sasha gave solo recitals in USA, France, Ukraine, Russia and Japan, performed with the Alabama Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, and played five concertos with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Sasha joined her father in performances of the Saint-Saens’s "Carnival of Animals" with the Brevard Symphony, Florida, with the New York Chamber Players,and with the Hendersonville Symphony, North Carolina. Her recent engagements include solo recitals in New York, Washington D.C., and numerous duo-piano performances with Yakov Kasman in USA, Russia and South Korea.
GARNET UNGAR Boonvile, IN
Brahms—Piano Concerto No. 2
YOUNG ARTIST CERTIFICATE:
CHRISTOPHER SON RICHARDSON Danville, CA
Beethoven—Piano Concerto No. 1
|Christopher Son Richardson|
He was one of the top prizewinner in many national and international piano competitions, including the 2013 International e-piano competition, Lennox International Young Artists Concerto 2011, 2011 Virginia Waring Concerto Junior Division, Tureck International Bach, 2012 LA Liszt International Competition, 2011 Seattle International Piano, and International Russian Competitions of 2012 and 2013.
He has attended numerous music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Sejong International Music Festival, and Oberlin International Artists Recital Series Festival. He has performed in numerous prestigious venues, including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Field Concert Hall, the Gould Rehearsal Hall, the Harris Concert Hall, the Music Tent and McCallum Theater. He appeared on NPR's "From the Top”, TV program PIE on KCTS 9, and King FM 98.1.
Congratulations to all!