Events (UPCOMING/PAST) - Sunday, 24 May 2020

New York City, New York
Sunday, 24 May 2020 - 3:30 PM

Five 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists are joined live by past winners of the competition for conversation and short performances from their home piano benches.

Sundays at 3:30 PM EDT

April 26: Dominic Cheli, Pianist and Dan Tepfer
May 10: Kenny Broberg with Jonathan Shames
May 17: Mackenzie Melemed with Spencer Myer
May 24: Michael Davidman with Sara Davis Buechner
May 31: Sam Hong with Frederic Chiu


The American Pianists Awards are held every four years to discover the best aspiring young American classical pianists. The unique and innovative competitions span 13 months and provide a platform to deeply engage musical artists in a variety of creative formats and settings. The competition takes place in three parts: Preliminary Round, Premiere Series and Discovery Week. The culmination of the American Pianists Awards, Discovery Week brings all five finalists together for adjudicated performances across multiple genres. The variety of events replicates nearly every kind of performance situation a professional pianist will encounter. The winner of the American Pianists Awards receives the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship, cash and two-years of career advancement, including serving as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis, all valued at over $100,000, making this one of the most coveted prizes in the music world.

Presenter: American Pianists Association
Program TBA
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
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Chopin: Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27, no. 2
Chopin: Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, op. 68, no. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor
Chopin: Andante spianato et grand polonaise brillante, Op. 22
Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 for Piano, S 514 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke"
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Liszt: Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, op. 67, no. 4
Puccini: Tosca: "Vissi d'Arte"
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
Granados: Goyescas: Los Requiebros
Franck: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Rachmaninov: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Chopin: Etude Op.25, No. 11 "Winter Wind"



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