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!


October 25th, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Sara Daneshpour, Piano

Downtown Piano Works warmly welcomes back internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Sara Daneshpour, for her fifth appearance in our Fine Artist Concert Series, for an evening of works (TBD). As always, there is no charge for admission but space is limited to 65. Please register to receive the e-mail invitation, and guarantee a seat to the performance

Sara Daneshpour is the 2nd prize winner of the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition, 1st prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2007 International Russian Music Piano Competition, and 1st prize of the 2003 Beethoven Society of America Competition. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, and Julliard, studying under Professor Yoheved Kaplinsky.

Ms. Daneshpour has performed not only in her native city of Washington DC, but also in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia,Denmark, and Sweden. She has been heard on stages of such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. She has also been featured nationwide on 160 public radio stations, including the venerable WGBH in Boston. 
Ms. Daneshpour's performances have earned high accolades of audiences and critics alike. The Washington Post wrote of her performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra "...she created transfixing poetry. And she found delightful details in passagework and incidents that other pianists treat as routine." The Baltimore Sun stated that Sara "delivered a powerhouse account of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No.1 producing enough tone for two pianists in the process.", while The Mercury News called her performance "...sensational. Strength, finesse, passion; it was all there."  

In addition, she has been featured as a soloist on prestigious music series including the Werner Richard Saal concert series in Munich, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Strathmore Hall in Washington, DC, Ventura Festival, The Frederuc Chopin Society in St.Paul, Minnesota, The Gnessin School of Music in Moscow, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, in which the New York Concert Review wrote,“ she lavished color on oft-nelected line, illuminated subtle beauties, and raged through the storms, always with stunning polish…she exhibits all the requisites for a high voltage career and more: blazing technique, power, expressivity, imagination, and a lovely stage presence.“
…she lavished color on oft-neglected lines, illuminated subtle beauties, and raged through the storms, always with stunning polish.” 
                                                                                 New York Concert Review
“…she attacked the finale with unremitting intensity, bringing listeners to their feet.”
                                                                                 New York Concert Review
“…admirably colorful playing.” 
                                                                                  The Baltimore Sun
“…she created transfixing poetry.” 
                                                                                 The Washington Post


November, TBD 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Alon Goldstein, Piano

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December 13th, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Irina Nuzova, Piano

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January TBD, 2015

Shai Wosner, Piano

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January 16th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Misuzu Tanaka, Piano

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February 7th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Alexander Kobrin, Piano

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MARCH 2015

March 4th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Alon Goldstein, Piano

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APRIL 2015

April 3rd, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Inesa Sinkevych, Piano

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April 27th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Claire Huangci, Piano

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MAY 2015

May 16th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Alexander Kobrin, Piano

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