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.”
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.