The Gilmore Blog
Published May 30, 2017
This May has been a busy month for several of our Gilmore Young Artists, and we applaud their accomplishments.
2016 and 2008 Gilmore Young Artists Daniel Hsu and Rachel (Naomi) Kudo have advanced to the quarter finals of this year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which is currently underway. The entire competition can be viewed online via Medici.TV.
Use #cliburn2017 to share your favorite moments from the competition, and be sure to keep an eye out for these two in the future.
2008 Gilmore Young Artist Adam Golka incorporated Beethovenâ€™s â€śEmperorâ€ť Concerto and Chopinâ€™s Piano Concerto No. 1 into his winter season, which was met with sterling praise by the Knoxville News Sentinel. Harold Duckett said, â€śGolkaâ€™s playing was light and full of the energy of the youthful Chopin, who was 20 and in love when he wrote it.â€ť
Golka returned to New York in April to present a recital at Alice Tully Hall, including a performance of Franz Lisztâ€™s â€śReminiscences of Don Juanâ€ť for two pianos with 1999 Gilmore Young Artist Orion Weiss.
Golka will also perform this year at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on June 3 with a reprise of his â€śVan Cliburn: An American Heroâ€ť program featuring Beethoven and Chopin.
1995 Gilmore Young Artist Andrew Armstrong released a new album with violinist James Ehnes titled Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 â€śKreutzer,â€ť which Gramophone called â€śremarkable discography,â€ť and Harriet Smith hopes it will â€śherald a complete surveyâ€ť of Beethoven.
2010 Gilmore Young Artist Ivan Moshchuk filled in for Lise de la Salle at the Chamber Music Society of Detroit this May. At 25, he is already making quite a name for himself, as North Carolina music critic Paul D. Williams remarked: â€śSo here is a young artist with matinee good looks and admirable stage presence. He has won more than his fair share of prestigious awards…what’s to prevent him from eventually assuming his place in the front row with this world’s great pianists?”
We are proud of these artists and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Our 2018 Gilmore Young Artists will be announced later this year and will perform at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Play on.