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Drew Petersen performs on piano
October 31 @ 4:15 pm
Acclaimed American pianist Drew Petersen will give a free master class at Williams College in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall (in Bernhard Music Building). Petersen is a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe and Asia, and has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont.
Winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and also Artist-In-Residence at the University of Indianapolis, he has recently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Pacific Symphony and Santa Fe Symphony, as well as debut performances at Ravinia Festival (Chicago) and Sunriver Festival (Oregon).
His 2018 solo album explores 20th- and 21st-century American piano music including the monumental piano sonatas of Samuel Barber and Elliott Carter, and the world premiere recording of Judith Lang Zaimont’s suite Attars.The recording also includes works by Charles Griffes and Charles Ives.
Drew Petersen’s performances are frequently broadcast on radio and television stations across America. He has performed on American Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and often appears on the McGraw-Hill “Young Artists Showcase,” hosted by Robert Sherman and aired on New York’s WQXR.
He also performs in New York City Public Schools, and his appearance in Andrew Solomon’s New York Times’ bestselling book, Far From the Tree, sparked a nation-wide conversation on raising extraordinary, different children who test the willpower and capabilities of their families and society.