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ABOUT OUR FINE ARTIST CONCERT SERIES

Downtown Piano Works is committed to providing world-class performances free to the Frederick community with our Fine Artist Concert Series. Funding for the series comes solely from the owners, and is supported by the patronage of our business. We live in Frederick, and strongly believe in giving back to the community in which we chose to raise our family. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, after we send the e-mail invitations, and a percentage of the seats are set aside for students of the Downtown Piano Works music school. If you would like to register with our events list, please fill out the "contact us" form on this website. We hope you enjoy the series!








JUNE 2016

June 26th, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


Larry Weng, Piano


Evening of Schubert, Vine and Prokofiev

Described in The New York Times, Larry Weng's “Prokofiev Seventh Sonata, with its arm-blurring perpetual-motion finale, was played with steely power and incisive rhythm by Larry Weng.” Of his 2014 New York debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall, the New York Concert Review described him as “an extremely sensitive musician and mature interpreter,” and “mature beyond his years.”
 
Mr. Weng is a laureate of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, The New York International Piano Competition, the Kosciuzsko Foundation Chopin Competition, the Wideman International Piano Competition, and the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
 
Mr. Weng has performed in many of the world’s renowned concert halls, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, SubCulture, the Salle Cortot, and the Sala Sao Paolo.
 
He has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the New England Philharmonic, and the Orchestra Nationale de Belgique under the baton of Marin Alsop. Last season, he made his Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium debut playing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Mark Shapiro leading the Cecilia Choir and Orchestra. His performances have also been broadcast on WQXR’s “McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase” in New York City.
 
An avid chamber musician and collaborator, Mr. Weng has participated in the Ravinia Steans Institute and the Verbier Academy, and has worked with renowned musicians such as Claude and Pamela Frank, Gabor Takacs and David Shifrin among others.
 
In 2009, Mr. Weng graduated from the highly selective joint degree program between Columbia University and The Juilliard School with a BA in Economics and an MM in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Professors Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. He continued his studies with Professor Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, where he has completed the residential portion of their doctoral degree program and was awarded a Master of Musical Arts degree in May 2014.
 

Mr. Weng resides in Manhattan.


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JULY 2016




July  10th, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Sara Daneshpour, Piano
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SEPTEMBER 2016



Sara Daneshpour, Piano


September 17th, 2016, 7:30 p.m.










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OCTOBER 2016



October 4th, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Phillip Dyson, Piano

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NOVEMBER 2016


November TBD, 2016

Shai Wosner, Piano

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DECEMBER 2016






December TBD, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Alexander Kobrin, Piano

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