2014 Gilmore Young Artist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner makes his solo debut at the Festival in this recital featuring works by Liszt, Ravel, Chopin, and Beethoven, as well as one of his own compositions. Currently residing in New York, Sanchez-Werner is now studying at The Juilliard School under Yoheved Kaplinsky, chair of Juilliard’s Piano Department. Sanchez-Werner is the youngest person to have been admitted to Juilliard as a full-time conservatory student.
|Ravel||Alborada del gracioso|
|Beethoven||Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110|
|Sanchez-Werner||Chasing Serenity – first performance|
|Chopin||Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61|
|Rachmaninoff||Moments musicaux, Op. 16, No. 1 in B-flat Minor|
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner began piano studies at age two in his native California, and by the age of six made his orchestral debut as soloist. He became a full-time student at Ventura College at age five, where he became the youngest person to earn an associate of arts degree. He now resides in New York while continuing his studies at The Juilliard School of Music College Division. He studies piano with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Ilya Itin, and composition with Lowell Liebermann.
The 17-year-old Sanchez-Werner has performed solo recitals at the Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain, at the Banff Summer Arts Festival in Canada, and at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. He was selected to be an artist-in-residence at the Canandaigua Music Festival in New York when he was 12 years old, and was the featured soloist in concerts with the New West Symphony and with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. He has also made appearances at the White House and the Kennedy Center.