Egyptian Pianist Mohamed Shams

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams graduated with distinction from the Cairo Conservatory in 2004, and has won prizes at the Brevard Music Festival Competition, the BMC concerto competition and the Scottish International Piano Competition. He even gave the Egyptian premiere of Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto in 2009.

For this program, the Young Artists Showcase presents concert recordings of Shams performing Scarlatti and Bernstein’s under-appreciated Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety.”

Program details:

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas in B Minor and G Major
Olivier Messiaen: Regard de l'eglise d'amour
-- Mohamed Shams, piano. Recorded live in recital at the Glasgow Conservatory.

Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
-- Mohamed Shams, piano; Manhattan School of Music Symphony; Philippe Entremont, conductor.Recorded live at Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music.

Comments [2]

Najwa Adra from New York

Shams is clearly a great pianist, God bless him. I first heard him a few years ago and really enjoyed his performance on WQXR.

Oct. 17 2014 10:35 AM
Ashraf Attalla from New York

Mohamed Shams is one of the most talented Egyptian Pianists I heard. Mohamed plays with utter clarity and explosive virtuosity. His articulation is crisp and phrasing is precise. Love All the pieces on this link. highly Recommend.

Sep. 11 2012 10:36 PM

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