DREW PETERSEN, PIANO
Saturday, April 21st, 8;00PM
Shelter Island Presbyterian Church 32 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island N.Y. 11964
- 2017 Winner, American Pianists Award
- 2016 Winner, Sanders-Juilliard Tel Aviv Museum Prize
Acclaimed 24-year-old American pianist Drew Petersen is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and also Artist-In-Residence at the University of Indianapolis, he has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont.
Highlights of Mr. Petersen's 2017-2018 season include debuts with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances with the symphony orchestras of Anderson (IN), Adelphi (NJ), Butler (PA), and Carmel (IN). He also presents solo recitals at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, University of Indianapolis, Dame Myra Hess Concerts (Chicago), InConcert Sierra (CA), Purdue University Convocations, Shelter Island Friends of Music, Parrish Art Museum (Hamptons NY), Chopin Foundation of the United States (Miami), and the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Of note is Mr. Petersen's debut album for the Steinway & Sons record label. The CD, which will be released in spring 2018, explores 20th- and 21st-century American piano music and features the monumental piano sonatas of Samuel Barber and Elliott Carter. Also on the album are works by Charles Griffes and Charles Ives as well as the world premiere recording of Judith Lang Zaimont's suite Attars...