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Andrew Brownell Piano Recital


Monday 19th April 2010: Andrew Brownell Piano Recital

Programme:

The first half of the recital is a reconstruction of the contest between Clementi and Mozart in 1781, featuring works by Clementi, Mozart, and Paisiello.

After the interval the major work is Prokofiev's Sonata No 8
in B flat major, Op 84.

 
Artist Information:

Andrew Brownell has been a multiple prizewinner in international competitions, including 2nd Prize and Benjamin Britten Prize at the 2006 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition and 1st Prize at the 2005 J.N. Hummel Competition in Bratislava. Mr. Brownell won 2nd Prize ex aequo at the 2002 International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig , the only American pianist to have ever won a prize in the history of the competition.

Andrew Brownell has played recitals and concerts across North America and Europe . His performances have been heard on BBC radio and television, NPR, CBC, Mitteldeutscher Rundrunk, and Slovak Radio. He has been soloist with the Hallé, Brighton Philharmonic ( UK ), Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Sinfonietta, Mitteldeutscher Kammerorchester, Hermitage State Orchestra ( Russia ), Oregon Symphony, and the Vancouver Symphony (US). Mr. Brownell has collaborated with such conductors as Mark Elder, Murray Sidlin, Mihal Dworzynski, Friedrich Haider, and Jorge Velazco.

   

Reviews:

“Andrew Brownell's wonderful piano solo in the Mozart concerto was greeted with huge enthusiasm from the audience, and three curtain calls for him were well deserved.” - BBC News, 1 Nov 2007

“Guest pianist Brownell delivered a brilliant performance, technically proficient and fully informed of every delightful nuance in this challenging work.” - The Columbian

“Andrew Brownell… proved the final night revelation with a riot of colours that
he unleashed in a fabulous account of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto. ”  - The Yorkshire Post

“He oozed confidence, crispness, and know-how…”  - The London Times

"... his beguiling Piano-Kultur , his singing tone and his prudent disposition at the instrument
warrant the highest hopes for his future and not just as a Bach interpreter."  - Leipziger Volkszeitung

 

 

 

 

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