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.


Reading about JFK before the performance.


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