Elliot Wuu has been selected as the winner of the Music Academy’s third annual Solo Piano Competition Winner Recital Tour in partnership with Steinway & Sons, winning The Luria Foundation Prize of $5,000, a multicity recital tour, career consultation with music career experts, 21C Media Group, and an innovation fund to use towards recital programming and commissioning.
Jurors included the Music Academy Director of Collaborative Piano Jonathan Feldman, Steinway & Sons Manager of Concert-Artist Services Benjamin Salisbury, Music Academy vocal coach and pianist Tamara Sanikidze, and composer Amy Williams, who has written a new work Piano Portraits to be premiered on the tour.
The Music Academy of the West’s Solo Piano Competition Recital Tour is sponsored by the Luria Foundation.
Mr. Wuu’s 2020 recital tour will also include appearances at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara (Tuesday, March 10, 6 pm), and the National Gallery in Washington D.C. (Friday, March 27, 12:10 pm).
The Chicago recital will be broadcast live by WFMT 98.7 FM and streamed live at wfmt.com.
BACH Capriccio sopra la lonrananza del suo fratello dilettissimo
AMY WILLIAMS Piano Portraits (premiere, Music Academy commission)
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
- Minuet. Moderato e grazioso
- Presto con fuoco
Chicago Cultural Center