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My brother Nick, his son Adam and I played a benefit concert at the Kenilworth church in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 14th.

I presented a set of Spanish dances:

  • Mazurka from Romantic Scenes by Granados
  • Song and Dance $6 by Mompou
  • Danza de la moza donosa by Ginastera
  • Romantic Waltz #1 by Granados
  • Tango by Albeniz arranged by Godowsky



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Here are YouTube videos from the Boston Competition last month.
I am most pleased with  Semi-Final Round (Beethoven Op126 #1 and #3:)
Thank you for all of your support!
Semi-final round performance: 
Preliminary round performance:

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2013 Program

Here is my program for the 7th Boston International Piano Competition sponsored by the Boston Piano Amateur Association, June 20-23 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.

Round 1 (15)
Scarlatti: Sonata K132 in C major, cantabile
Debussy: Dr Gradus ad Parnassum
Granados: Maiden and Nightengale

Round 2 (15)
Beethoven: Bagatelles – Op 126 #1,#2, #3
Albeniz/Godowsky: Tango

Round 3 (30)
Albeniz: Evocacion
Granados: Romantic Scenes

I’m also performing in Debi Adams’ annual Mother’s Day program at the Brookline Public Library, Sunday May 12th at 3pm.

Mompou: Musica Callada #1
Mompou: Cancion y Danza #12
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann
Debi Adams, piano solo


Satie: Maniere de Commencement
Schubert: Divertissement Uber Französische Motive, D823

1. Tempo di Marcia
2. Andantino Varie
3. Rondeau Brillant

Debi and Mike, piano four-hand

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2012 Program

This year I’m working on a program that includes Scarlatti, Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque,  dance music of Granados, Mompou, Ginastera, Albeniz and Stravinsky and two four-hand works with my Well-Tempered Pianist partner, Debi Adams : Barber’s Souvenirs ballet Suite and Stavinsky’s Petrushka ballet suite. Dance is the theme this year – great fun indeed!

I’ll be playing some of the solo music in a holiday concert with my brother Nick on Thursday, Dec 28th. I also will be accompanying my son Tony’s beautiful voice on a couple of Christmas classics. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/325217214174920/

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12/2011: I just received a recording of my first round and it’s posted on Soundcloud.

The Sixth Boston International Piano Competition will be held from Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th, 2011 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Here are my repertoire choices:

Round 1:  (15 minutes) – Thursday, June 23rd 4:45p

  • Granados: Mazurka
  • Bridge: The Dew Fairy
  • Granados: Lament

Round 2: (15 minutes) – Saturday, June 25th 5:15p

  • Scarlatti: Sonata in C L. 457
  • Beethoven: Sonata Op 53,  Allegro con brio

Round 3: (30 minutes)

  • Shostakovich: Prelude Op 34 #10
  • Albéniz: Evocación
  • Debussy: Estampes
    • Pagodes (Pagodas)
    • Soirée dans Grenade (Evening in Granada)
    • Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the Rain)
  • Schumann: Arabeske

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Scarlatti Sonata in C L. 457
Mozart Fantasia in C minor K. 475
Beethoven Sonata #21 in C Major, Op53 “Waldstein”

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Introduzione: Adagio molto – attacca
  3. Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo


Schumann Arabeske
Schubert Fantasia in F minor for piano four hands (with Debi Adams)

  1. Allegro molto moderato
  2. Largo
  3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro molto moderato

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