Steinway Academy Summer Concerts
Join us for two very special concerts with Orchestra Santa Monica, the Pacific Symphony, and young soloists destined for tomorrow's concert stage. These amazing talents have trained at some of the most prestigious piano schools in the world: the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Middle School and the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in China.
Sweet Summer Melodies
- Featuring Orchestra Santa Monica
- Roger Kalia, Conductor
- Sunday, July 28, 2010 at 2pm
- Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles
Parking is available at one of 3 locations:
- 1. Athena Parking at 140 South Olive St.(Between 1st & 2nd St.)
- 2. Walt Disney Concert Hall (Entrance off 2nd St. & Grand Ave.)
- 3. Cal Plaza Parking – 351 S. Olive St.(between 3rd and 4th St)
Cool Summer Concertos
- Featuring Pacific Symphony
- Carl St. Clair, Conductor
- Saturday, August 3rd, 2pm
- Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo
Master Class Series
Steinway Academy invites the community to observe distinguished piano masters as they present master classes to visiting students from China's most prestigious pre-conservatory schools. We have recruited renowned pianists to provide a combined 24 hours of master class lessons and 32 hours of private lessons throughout our 2-week summer program. These accomplished performance artists contribute their exquisite piano skills and rich teaching experience to a rare learning experience for students. Tickets are $10 a day, and available Online Pre-Sale Only.
July 22 & 23, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each day
Benjamin Pasternak has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician on four continents. His orchestral engagements have included appearances as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Quebec. He served as faculty at Oxford Academy, Boston University, and Peabody Conservatory.
July 24 & 25, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each day
Antoinette Perry has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe and China as a soloist and chamber musician. Artist-faculty Emeritus at the Aspen Music Festival and School, she performed in over 100 festival concerts during her 25-year tenure. Ms. Perry served on the UCLA piano faculty for 14 years and has been teaching at USC’s Thornton School of Music since 1996.
July 29 & 30, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each day
Fabio Bidini is one of today’s most important pianists and pedagogues, faculty member at The Colburn School. His outstanding piano playing brought him to his London debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael TilsonThomas. He performed at the United Nations as a soloist of BBC Wales and had his North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
August 1 & August 2, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each day
Kevin Kenner has won the International Chopin Competition, the International Terrence Judd Award, and many more. He has performed as a soloist with world-class rchestras including the Halle, BBC Symphony, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He has collaborated with conductors such as Jahja Ling, Jacek Kaspszyk, and Jerzy Maksymiuk, just to name a few.
OC Rising Stars Piano Competition
Come support 100 piano students as they compete in the first annual OC Rising Stars Piano Competition (OCSTARS)! The competition occurs over 2 days in multiple age categories (ages 6-35), and features a unique combination of master classes and auditions. The goal is to advance and recognize artistic achievement and passion of our young musicians and to help propel them forward in their musical journey.