12889 Osborne Hill Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Drew Petersen, APA Winner – March 18
Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 2 pm (1:15 pre-concert forum)
Every four years, we are fortunate to present the newest star from the prestigious American Pianists Association competition. In April 2017, Drew Petersen was selected as the latest winner.
Petersen was named the winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards, recipient of the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, and has been named Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis.
$35 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)
Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)
Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)
Underwritten by: Dr. Dennis McShane & the Honorable Richard Gordon
Individual sponsor: Jeff Leiter, Jerry & Beth Biagini
Business sponsor: Mark Brown, DDS and Matthew Zealear, MD.
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, op. 54 — Ludwig van Beethoven
Three Waltzes, op. 34 — Frédéric Chopin
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52 — Frédéric Chopin
Fantasy Pieces, op. 6 — Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, op. 26 — Samuel Barber
Prodigious pianist Drew Petersen is the winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association and has been named Artist-in-Residence for two years by the University of Indianapolis.
This is the latest accolade in a decorated young career that includes being the prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
Born in New Jersey in 1993, Drew Petersen’s career had an auspicious and early beginning—he was presented at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall at age 5 and by age 9 performed a solo recital at Steinway Hall in Manhattan for the company’s 150th Anniversary. His prodigious intellect and insatiable curiosity led him to win a Davidson Fellow Award for the profoundly gifted at age 12 and graduating cum laude from Harvard at 19 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Social Sciences. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate music studies at The Juilliard School, where he was recently accepted into the prestigious Artist Diploma program.
Drew’s unique gifts have been profiled in The New York Times, New York Magazine, the documentary “just normal” by award-winning Director Kim A. Snyder, and Andrew Solomon’s book, “Far From the Tree.”