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MusicWise with Charlie Albright, Pianist, Composer & Improvisor
August 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
WATCH ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1pm Pacific | 4pm Eastern
“MusicWise – Conversations about Arts & Culture with Donato Cabrera” is weekly Facebook Live series that is part of the continued commitment by Donato, California Symphony, and Las Vegas Philharmonic to promote engagement and connection with their audiences. Donato will be hosting interviews with engaged artists and civic leaders who influence and shape our cultural landscape, discussing their career and background, showcasing their favorite performances and recordings, and asking questions from the Facebook Live audience.
August 11 – Charlie Albright, Pianist, Composer & Improvisor
Hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity” who “made quite an impression” by the Washington Post, American pianist/composer/improviser Charlie Albright has been praised for his “jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality” by The New York Times, and his “extravagance that had showmanship but never felt cheap” with his “ease and smoothness that refuses to airbrush the music, but animates it from within” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and Gilmore Young Artist Award, Albright won the Ruhr Klavier Festival Young Artist Award presented by Marc-André Hamelin (Germany) and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In addition to performing, Albright is sought after as a speaker, masterclass instructor, teacher, and competition judge. His debut commercial recording, Vivace, has sold thousands of copies worldwide and the first of a 3-part Schubert Series of live, all-Schubert recordings was released in 2017. Charlie Albright breaks the “classical” rules of music by connecting with audiences like no other. Through his music, speaking, and unique improvisations that bring music to life, he crosses all genres…and makes it fun.