Salon Series: Pianist Drew Petersen

Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s concert program featuring multi-award winning, world-class artists performing in an intimate, casual setting that evokes the salons of Paris, presents the 24-year-old Drew Petersen, a child prodigy who was presented at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall at age five. Winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, Petersen was also a prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the New York Frederic Chopin Piano Competition.

Petersen’s program unfolds chronologically, beginning with two well-known works of the Romantic period. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, completed by 1798, features what is considered to be one of the composer’s most glorious slow movements. Following are two works by Frédéric Chopin: Fantasie in F Minor, op. 49 (1841) – recognized as one of the composer’s greatest works – and Scherzo No. 2.

After a brief intermission, Petersen moves into the 20th century with works by American composers: Fantasy Pieces, op. 6 (1912-1915) by Charles Tomlinson Griffes, probably the most famous American  Impressionist; and Samuel Barber’s 1949 virtuosic showpiece, Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, op. 26.

Petersen graduated cum laude from Harvard at age 19 and did his undergraduate and graduate music studies at the Juilliard School, where he was accepted into the Artist Diploma program. Overseas engagements include recitals at the Musica e Arte Festival in Tolentino, Italy; Verbier Festival, Switzerland; and Euro Arts Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany. His unique gifts have been profiled in The New York Times, New York Magazine, in the documentary Just Normal, and in Andrew Solomon's book, Far From the Tree.

Any seat not filled by 6:30 pm will be released to those on the wait list.

Other Salon Series Performances:

Dorian Wind Quintet, April 27, 6 pm

Pianist Inna Faliks, May 11, 6 pm

New Docta, May 18, 6 pm

Seating is limited; advance registration is required.

Salon Series is generously supported in part by Susan and Louis K. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, Concert Artists Guild, and Pro Musicis, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Friday nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, BNB Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
Salon Series: Pianist Drew Petersen
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
ticket group
$25 | $10 for Members, Children, and Students
Includes Museum admission
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