Henry Kramer wins Second Prize at Queen Elisabeth Competition

Henry Kramer

Henry Kramer

Henry Kramer ’13 AD, ’15 MMA has been awarded Second Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and Larry Weng ’12 AD, ’14 MMA was named a laureate. The competition was held in Brussels from May 2 to May 28, bringing together 76 pianists of 23 various nationalities to compete in front of a prestigious international jury. The win earned Kramer a cash prize of €20,000, and was one of twelve awards distributed for the laureates and the semi-finalists which totaled €128,500.

As laureates, Larry gave a recital on Thursday, June 2, and Henry will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with the Brussels Philharmonic on June 10 and 11.

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Published June 5, 2016
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Larry Weng wins silver in Wideman International Piano Competition

Larry Weng

Larry Weng

Larry Weng ’12AD, ’14MMA won a silver medal in the 64th annual Wideman International Piano Competition. The competition was held December 5–7, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

In the final round, Weng performed Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83. Two Silver Medals were awarded; the other went to Kenny Broberg. No bronze medal was conferred. MORE

Published December 9, 2014
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Leon Fleisher gives a master class Nov. 14

Intl_Piano_LF1120.pdfThe Yale School of Music presents a master class with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher on Thursday, November 14. Once hailed by the French conductor Pierre Monteux as “the pianistic find of the century,” Mr. Fleisher began studying piano at age 9, when he became the youngest-ever student of Arthur Schnabel.

In the master class, Fleisher will work with three Yale School of Music student pianists. Jenny Chen will play Beethoven’s Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, “Waldstein.” Suzana Bartal, a past winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition, will play Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960. Larry Weng will also play Schubert, concluding the class with the Sonata in A major, D. 959 (Op. posth). MORE

Published November 1, 2013
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YSM pianists survey Prokofiev’s nine piano sonatas

The Yale School of Music presents all of the Prokofiev Piano Sonatas in two pairs of performances: December 5 and 7 at 8 pm at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, and December 11 at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

The concerts, which are presented by Yale in New York and the Horowitz Piano Series, feature performers selected in a competition open to all graduate-level piano students. The events mark the publication of a new performance edition of the sonatas, edited by faculty member and Prokofiev specialist Boris Berman.

The first program (Dec. 5 at 8 pm in New Haven, and Dec. 11 at 5:30 pm in New York) will frame the project by presenting the first and last of Prokofiev’s nine piano sonatas. Naomi Woo ’13MM will perform the Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1; Euntaek Kim ’13AD will play the Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14; and David Fung ’12MMA will perform the second version of the Sonata No. 5 in C major. The second half of the concert opens with the Sonata No. 9 in C major, Op. 103, performed by Esther Park ’12AD. The concert closes with the Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29, played by Scott MacIsaac ’14CERT. MORE

Published November 17, 2011
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