Aug 062012
 

Washington, DC
August 4, 2012

I spent this past week in the nation’s capitol, July 29 – August 4, where I attended the Washington International Piano Festival.  It proved to be a great event and learning experience, held at the Catholic University of America, as well as at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

I had lessons with five different world-class teachers and attended several faculty concerts and master classes with Seymour Bernstein, Jose Feghali, and Leon Fleisher.  Most exciting, however, was the performance the end of the week where I was selected to perform with other accomplished participants at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  I played a shorter jazz style piece, the Kapustin Concert Jazz Etude Op. 40 No. 1,  that can be viewed at the following link.  My piece starts at approximatly 22:10 on the hour long concert.

Thank You to Ivo Kaltchev and Nikita Fitenko for organizing this annual international festival that so many students from around the world have benefited from.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5115

 

Reading about JFK before the performance.

 

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