2017 Jacob Flier Piano Competition Winner
Fantasy in D minor, K 397 (Mozart)
Sonata in C minor, D 958 (Schubert)
24 Preludes, Op. 11 (Scriabin)
Three movements from Petrushka (Stravinsky)
Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. Read more...
Featuring performances by PianoSummer Faculty
Treat yourself to an aesthetic adventure in dynamic classical music featuring five pianists. The Faculty Gala features showpieces of celebrated composers, and a rare chance to hear them all on one night!
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elect of world pianists for his unrivalled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc. Read more...
A native of Kazan, Russia, and the daughter of two pianists, Daria Rabotkina is lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer). A former student of Vladimir Feltsman and Natalya Antonova, and an alumnus of PianoSummer of 1998, she holds degrees from Mannes College of Music and Eastman School of Music. Since 2016, Dr. Rabotkina holds the position of an Assistant Professor of Piano at Texas State University and stands as an Associate Director of the Texas State International Piano Festival. Her performing career include collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony and Kirov Orchestra, and recitals at the Ravinia’s Rising Stars series, Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, among others. Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Rabotkina’s latest CD is scheduled to be released in 2018, featuring Humoreskes by Dvořák, Reger, Rachmaninov and Schumann. Read more...