The Gilmore Blog
Published July 20, 2017
The Gilmore Rising Stars Series begins its 18th season this September, presenting emerging artists from around the world at Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo, MI. Come hear these leading pianists of tomorrow!
Born in Oradell, New Jersey in 1993, Drew Petersen was presented at Carnegie Hall at age 5, and at 10 he performed a solo recital for Steinwayâ€™s 150th Anniversary. He is the winner of the 2017 American Pianists Award, and, as a child, he was featured in the documentary Just Normal, shown below.
|BACH||Toccata in Fâ™Ż Minor, BWV 910|
|GRIFFES||Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6|
|BARBER||Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26|
|CHOPIN||Three Waltzes, Op. 34|
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Born in Moscow in 1985, Zlata Chochieva began her musical education at the age of four. In 2012, she graduated with distinction from the Moscow State Conservatory and went on to attend the Mozarteum University of Salzburg with Professor Jacques Rouvier, who, in 2013, appointed Chochieva his assistant.â€¨
|CHOPIN||Trois nouvelles Ă©tudes, B.130|
|12 Etudes, Op. 25|
|Mazurka in C Major, B. 82|
|Mazurka in A Minor â€śEmil Gaillardâ€ť, B. 140|
|RACHMANINOFF||Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22|
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Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton were born in New Jersey and grew up in Wisconsin. Graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, they were awarded the Festorazzi Prize. As Steinway Artists, they recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics.
|RAVEL||“Mother Goose Suite” for Four Hands|
|CHOPIN||Rondo for Two Pianos in C Major|
|JOHN ADAMS||“Hallelujah Junction”|
|MENDELSSOHN||Andante and Variations in B flat Major, Op.83 for Four Hands|
|TCHAIKOVSKY||“The Nutcracker” for Two Pianos, Op. 71|
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2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Andrew Tyson, is a native of North Carolina. He made his orchestral debut at 15 and later earned his masterâ€™s degree and artist diploma from The Juilliard School, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.
|SCARLATTI||Sonata in D Minor, K. 9|
|Sonata in A Major, K. 322|
|Sonata in D Major, K. 96|
|ALBĂ‰NIZ||Iberia, Book I|
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