Winner of multiple awards, including first prize of the 2009 Young Concert Artist Competition, the 2006 Eastman International, 2006 New York Biennial National, the 2005 IIYM International Piano Competition, and 2009 Vendome Prize (to name just a few), Charlie Albright has been critically acclaimed by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” whose “musical shape was never sacrificed to showmanship” and whose “impressive range of differently colored sounds at the keyboard was matched by overwhelming virtuosity.”  Having performed duets and chamber music with such artists as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and such groups as the Silk Road Project, this international competition winner has performed or competed across many continents. Additionally, Albright is recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a 2009 Young Concert Artist, and a 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, as well as being named Harvard University’s Leverett Artist-in-Residence for 2012, a position previously held by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and was selected by pianist Marc-André Hamelin to receive the German 2014 Ruhr Klavier Festival Young Artist Scholarship Award, including a debut concert in the 2014 Ruhr Festival.

“jaw-dropping technique”
The New York Times

Charlie is the first classical pianist in the Harvard/New England Conservatory 5-Year Joint Program, where he received his B.A. at Harvard and received his Masters of Music in Piano Performance in 2012 studying with Wha-Kyung Byun.  He graduated with the prestigious Artist Diploma (A.D.) from The Juilliard School of Music with Yoheved Kaplinsky. 

PROGRAM

HANDEL: Chaconne in G major, HWV 435
CHOPIN: Variations on Mozart’s “La ci darem la mano,” Op.2
ALBRIGHT: Improvisation
KAPUSTIN: Variations, Op.41
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

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