American Pianists Association Finalists

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This week, the Young Artists Showcase presents a concert recorded live at Steinway Hall introducing the finalists for the American Pianists Association's 2013 Classical Fellowship Awards. Several of these finalists are Young Artist Showcase alumni, as well.

We’ll hear all five finalists, introduced and interviewed by YAS host Bob Sherman.

At the concert this past April, Andrew Staupe, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Sean Chen and Eric Zuber performed pianistic fireworks from The Devil’s Staircase to Etudes and Preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff, respectively. The show begins, as did the concert, with a Toccata by the American composer Pierre Jalbert.

Program details:

Pierre Jalbert: Toccata
-- Andrew Staupe.

Scarlatti: Sonata in B Minor
-- Sara Daneshpour.

Rachmaninoff: Etude Tableau in A Minor
-- Sara Daneshpour.

Scriabin: Etude, Op 42/3
-- Claire Huangci.

Scriabin: Etude, Op 8/10 and 12
-- Claire Huangci.

Ligeti: L'escalier du diable (The Devil’s Staircase)
-- Sean Chen

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op 32/12
-- Eric Zuber.

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B-flat major, Op 23/2
-- Eric Zuber.

Closing music:
Liszt: Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
-- Sara Daneshpour.