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Classical Notes: July 5, 2006 Archive

Did you hear that?

Posted at 10:09 AM on July 5, 2006 by Melissa Ousley (2 Comments)
Filed under: Piano eComp

The Juilliard School was well represented during Day Two of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition. Three of the five contestants on Tuesday, all in their early 20's, are Juilliard students. This includes Rui Shi who presented a very demanding program with sonatas by Elliott Carter (from 1945) and Johannes Brahms (his 1st). And, if you were anywhere near Sundin Hall at about 1:30, that piano playing you thought you heard was Darrett Zusko playing the Sonata in b minor by Liszt. He got a huge sound from the piano!

Audio Listen to Darrett Zusko playing the final portion of the Sonata in b minor by Liszt

The Recital Round continues this afternoon at 12:30. Visit the e-Competition web site to hear their live stream and find out more about these remarkable musicians.


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Watch live video of the competition.

Audio Listen to the forum event (1:04:21s)
Competition founding director Alexander Braginsky and pianist Denis Evstioukhine demonstrate their chops on the Yamaha Disklavier.

Previous Piano-e Posts
Piano-e-Competition, July 4, 2006
Piano-e-Competition, July 2, 2006
Piano-e-Competition, June 29, 2006

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