Drew Petersen To Perform With The Adelphi Orchestra
The Adelphi Orchestra now in its 65th season of Music for All, presents "Beethoven and Brahms" on Sunday, March 31st at 2 PM, at Pascack Valley Regional High School Auditorium featuring pianist Drew Petersen.
The orchestra will perform works by Brahms and Beethoven under the baton of Guest Conductor Jason Tramm. The program will showcase Oradell native piano prodigy Drew Petersen winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 American Pianist Award in Brahms Piano Concerto no 1. The concert will also include, Beethoven Symphony No 7.
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. In March of 2018, he was honored as a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant.
This is the latest accolade in a decorated young career that includes prizes from the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
His summer concert activities included chamber concerts within Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, orchestral performances with the Indianapolis Symphony and a recital at Chicago's Ravinia Festival. It also marked the release of his first solo recording of American music on the Steinway label for which BBC Music Magazine acknowledged his presence as a rising star.
Petersen was presented at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall at age five and by age ten he was presented in a solo recital at Steinway Hall in Manhattan for the company's 150th Anniversary. The New York Times has written about the early performances of the gifted, "freckle-faced 10-year-old who still impresses adults with his intelligence, maturity, and depth" and New York Magazine prominently featured Petersen in an article about child prodigies. Petersen's extraordinary gifts were also chronicled in the documentary Just Normal produced by Kim A. Snyder, and in Andrew Solomon's book, Far From the Tree, which featured case studies of exceptional children.
An avid traveler, Petersen's emerging career frequently takes him abroad, where he sets out to discover new foods and meet locals as eagerly as he performs for new audiences. Overseas engagements have included recitals at the Musica e Arte Festival in Tolentino, Italy; Verbier Festival in Verbier, Switzerland; Euro Arts Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany; and American Spring Festival of the Czech Republic.
Petersen graduated cum laude from Harvard at age 19 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Social Science and did his undergraduate and graduate music studies at the Juilliard School, the former as a recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship. He has recently been accepted into the Artist Diploma program at the Juilliard School.
The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance concerts. For the past 15 years, the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and Young Artist Concerts throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and is under the direction of music director, Richard Owen. Nominated by its peers for the past 4 years the Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division, the Adelphi Orchestra is a member of Opera America and the League of Orchestras. It is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 65 years. The mission of the Adelphi Orchestra is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of New Jersey, with special emphasis given to families with young children, seniors and those with limited financial means. To further this end, numerous concerts are offered free of admission charges. The Adelphi Orchestra strives to advance the orchestral arts through education, commissions, community partnerships, and its robust young artist programming. Within the orchestra, the company fosters a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish. To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit www.adelphiorchestra.org
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