May 2, 2012
May 6, 2012 at (le) Poisson Rouge, pianists Andrew Zolinsky and Peter Poston, winner of the David Lang 2011 Piano Competition, will perform selections from David Lang's new CD of solo piano works, this was written by hand.
In addition, the 3 runners-up for the competition -- Catarina Domenici (Brazil), Katherine Dowling (Canada) and Denise Fillion (USA) -- will perform a new work for piano 6-hands, guitar legend Derek Johnson will perform his interpretation of the competition piece 'wed' and special guests So Percussion will perform a few surprise selections.
As you may recall, this past November David Lang dreamed up, as he described it, "a hair-brained, scheme, competition" to bring a pianist to New York City to perform and to "engage a wide range of listeners, performers and abilities to celebrate the glory years of classical music when, if you wanted to hear music in your home, you had to play it yourself."
39 musicians from around the globe uploaded videos to YouTube and 4 distinguished pianists (Jeremy Denk, Andrew Zolinsky, Lisa Moore, and Vicky Chow) judged the final entrants.
Peter Poston from Melbourne, Australia
Catarina Domenici (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Katherine Dowling (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Denise Fillion (Queens, NY)
If you are in New York City on May 6, we hope to see you at the show!
Doors @ 5pm, concert @ 6pm. Tickets available here.