Although the winner of the 2013 World Piano Competition’s Artist Division may have already been crowned, the world-class piano activities continue at CCM Village this summer!

24 talented young pianists join 10 of today’s most sought-after artists and teachers for the Art of the Piano Master Class and Recital Series at CCM. Experience the artistry yourself during the following upcoming concerts:


 

Russell Sherman

Russell Sherman

7 p.m. Saturday, July 20
Russell Sherman, piano
“One of the best pianists in this or any other country” – New York Times

Legendary pianist Russell Sherman continues to garner accolades from critics and audiences alike for his grace, imagination and poetry. Sherman has performed with such major orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (with whom he performed the five Beethoven concertos), Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students


Ning An

Ning An

2 p.m. Sunday, July 21
Ning An, piano
“Plangent tone and melting, poetic sensitivity” – Miami Herald

Ning An has been hailed by the New York Concert Review as a musician who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding.” His top prizes from the Queen Elizabeth, Cleveland, and William Kapell Piano Competitions led to performances from Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Salle Verdi (Milan), to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. He has been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including the International Chopin Festival in Poland, the Gina Bachauer Piano Festival in Salt Lake City, New Hampshire’s Monadnock Music Festival, the Bourglinster Festival in Luxembourg and the Interlaken Music Festival in Switzerland. A passionate chamber musician as well as soloist, An has performed with groups such as the Ysaye, Daedalus, and Takacs Quartets as well as instrumentalists James Buswell, Paul Neubauer, Andres Diaz and Soovin Kim.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students


Mayron Tsong

Mayron Tsong

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23
Mayron Tsong, piano
“A genius, pure and simple… perhaps, a wizard” – Fanfare

Steinway Artist Mayron Tsong has been taken by her performances around the globe to almost every state in the continental United States, as well as Canada, Russia, Sweden, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. After her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Harris Goldsmith of the New York Concert Review praised it as “an enlivening, truly outstanding recital.” Winner of numerous competitions and prizes, Mayron has performed and interviewed for many radio broadcasts, including CBC Radio in Canada, WDAV in North Carolina, WFMT Radio in Chicago, Radio 4 in Hong Kong and NPR’s The State of Things.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students


Yoshikazu Nagai

Yoshikazu Nagai

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Yoshikazu Nagai and Awadagin Pratt, piano

Praised by audiences and critics alike for his fresh interpretations and dramatic presentation style, pianist Yoshikazu Nagai has performed as soloist and chamber musician internationally in such venues as the Shanghai Concert Hall in China, National Recital Hall in Taiwan, Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre and The National Gallery. In addition, he is a frequent soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and his performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, RAI (Italian National TV), and Hong Kong National Radio amongst others. For this recital, he will be joined by CCM Artist-in-Residence and Art of the Piano Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students


SEE THESE INSPIRING ARTISTS IN ACTION:

Art of the Piano’s Artist Teachers give master classes on a daily basis, starting at 9:30 am, through July 25.  For a full schedule, click here. You can also purchase passes to these master classes.

For additional information, contact ccmsummer@uc.edu or 513-556-5609.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

CCM is proud to be an All-Steinway School

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