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In 2013 Sara Daneshpour was a Laureate of the ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. She is the First Prize winner of the XII Concours International de Musique du Maroc (Morocco, 2012), 2nd prize winner of the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2007 International Russian Music Piano Competition, and First Prize at the 2003 Beethoven Society of America Competition.

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Program

BOULEZ Incises
BACH Selections from The Art of Fugue
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
CHOPIN Barcarolle, Op. 60
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8 in B-flat-Major, Op. 84
Program Notes (PDF)

Dinner and a Show

The Gilmore has partnered with the Millennium Restaurant Group to bring you “one stop shopping” for an evening out. Reserve a 3-course meal at Central City Tap House following Sara Daneshpour’s Rising Stars recital for only $30.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sara Daneshpour

Sara Daneshpour

Sara Daneshpour is a 2013 Laureate of the ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. She is the First Prize winner of the XII Concours International de Musique du Maroc (Morocco, 2012), 2nd prize winner of the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2007 International Russian Music Piano Competition, and First Prize at the 2003 Beethoven Society of America Competition.

She has studied under the direction of Leon Fleisher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School, and Dr. Oleg Volkov. She is currently studying under Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Daneshpour has performed not only in her native city of Washington DC, but also in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, and Sweden. She has been heard on stages of such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. She has also been featured nationwide on 160 public radio stations, including the venerable WGBH in Boston.

In addition, she has been featured as a soloist on prestigious music series including the Werner Richard Saal concert series in Munich, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Strathmore Hall in Washington, DC, Ventura Festival, The Frederic Chopin Society in St. Paul, Minnesota, The Gnessin School of Music in Moscow, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York. Daneshpour has recently joined the Astral Artists roster as a winner of its 2010 National Auditions.

Highlights of past seasons included performances with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro George Hanson, and the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. She performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in Maryland, and later with the Sinfonietta both in Cape Cod and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Daneshpour recently also gave solo recitals at the Musee d’Orsay and returned to Paris for a recital at the Salle Cortot. Other engagements included recitals in Normandy, France, the Vancouver Chopin Society, the Steinway Series at Texas A&M International University, the Chopin Foundation of the United States, and in Cape Cod; Ms. Daneshpour has debuted on Astral’s series in the Philadelphia Brahms Festival and has also been featured as concerto soloist on its Rising Stars concerts.