Sunday, January 26th at 2:30 p.m.
Lauded by the Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility” and “commanding presence,” Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide, rising to international acclaim with first prizes in the Scottish International and Aram Khachaturian International Piano Competitions, as recipient of the Pro Musicis International Award, and as laureate of the Bösendorfer International Competition. Her Wigmore Hall (London) debut, as winner of the coveted Wigmore Prize of the Royal Academy of Music, was reviewed as “revelatory, a feast of romantic pianism which held us enthralled.” Tanya received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Royal Academy, as well as its highest performing award, the DipRAM, along with the prize for best final recital for six consecutive years. She then completed her studies at The Juilliard School as the only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma Program, an extraordinarily selective post-graduate residency program. She currently resides in New York.
Sunday, February 23rd, at 2:30 p.m.
Winner of the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan and one of 30 competitors in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Orchestre National de Belgique under the baton of Marin Alsop. He won first prize in the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition and the 2012 Piano Campus International Concours, a laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, and first prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano "Interlaken Classics." He made his New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition. Born in AnYang, Korea, Yekwon has studied with Min-ja Shin and Sun-wha Kim in Korea, and with Seymour Lipkin at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Robert McDonald.
Sunday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m.
Jiayan Sun Roger Mastroianni photos
Praised by the Toronto Star for his “technically flawless, poetically inspired and immensely assured playing,” Jiayan Sun has performed extensively in North America and China and has concertized at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Severance Hall in Cleveland, National Concert Hall in Dublin. His performances have been broadcast on BBC, RTÉ, China Central Television, and Toronto Classical Music Radio Station. He has won many major prizes, including third in Leeds International Piano Competition, fourth and audience prizes in Cleveland International Piano Competition, second in Dublin International Piano Competition, and first in the inaugural CCC Toronto International Piano Competition. Born in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, he studied in The Middle School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He graduated from The Juilliard School Pre-college Division with the achievement award in 2008 and received the Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard in 2012, where he now pursues a master’s degree on full scholarship under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky.
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