Sarah Tuan Piano Concert

Snowmass Chapel is proud to host the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Junior Division Champion, Sarah Tuan, for a memorable piano concert!  The concert will take place on Monday, December 28, 2015, at 7 PM at Snowmass Chapel, 5307 Owl Creek Road, in Snowmass Village, CO.  Admission is free although there will be a freewill offering basket at the door.  Sarah will be offering the following repertoire for your enjoyment:

Handel: Suite No.2 in F Major, HWV 427
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata in D minor, Op.31, No.2 “Tempest” 1. Largo – Allegro
Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20
Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.1
Liszt: Paganini Etude No.2 in E-flat Major, S.141
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12
Ligeti: Capriccios No.1 & No.2

Sarah Tuan, age 13, is currently a San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College scholarship student studying with Yoshikazu Nagai and previously with Corey McVicar. Sarah has given many performances most notably at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York as the two-year Gold Medal winner of the AADGT International Young Musicians Festival, at Liszt House in Weimar, Germany as the first prize winner in AFAF Romantic Music International Competition, in San Jose for the Steinway Society Young Artists Concert and in San Francisco for the 2015 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala Concert. She was also a featured soloist performing with the Orchestra as winner of El Camino Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. Sarah has won first prizes and many other awards such as the International Russian Music Piano Competition, Pacific Musical Society Competition, MTAC State Convention Piano Solo Competition, Colburn Academy Piano Festival Sonata Competition and the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition along with a special award for the most outstanding performance of a Paganini Etude. This year in 2015, Sarah won the first place in Junior Solo of Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. And most recently, Sarah won the first prize in San Jose International Piano Competition where she was also awarded with the Most Promising Young Talent, Best Bay Area Contestant prizes and scholarships to 2015 CUI International Music Festival in Canada and 2016 XXII International Chopin Piano Festival in Poland. Sarah has performed in masterclasses for artists including Ruth Slenczynska, Greg Anderson, Robert Shannon, John Perry and Angela Cheng.

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