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Sound Espressivo 2021 LIVE!
Virtual Concert Halls
Sound Espressivo Gala and Announcement of Winners
0:16 Anna Ouspenskaya and Chris Au 13:19 Igor Zubkovsky, cello and Susanna Kolker, piano Rachmaninoff - In the Silence of the Night 17:33 SEC 10 & under Age group Honors: Ria Kang, Kate Lee, Colette Wiering 3rd Place: Hiroshi Corro 2nd Place: Jeffrey Zhang 1st Place: Ayla Takeda Moreno 18:45 Laureate: Ayla Takeda Moreno (10), piano (USA, AZ). Accompanied by Shiho Takeda Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (excerpt) 22:38 Message from CEO of iClassical Academy Irma de Jong 25:42 iClassical Academy Awards 28:10 Performing Artist: Ben Batalla Improvisation on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” 31:23 Ouspensky Family and Friends Fund - Conducting Award: William Yeh 33:00 Laureate: William Yeh (accompanied by Akiko Chiba) Kreisler - Caprice Viennois, Op.2 38:07 Message from Gevorg Sargsyan, Director of the Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards 41:35 Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards Excellence in Piano Performance Scholarship: Antian Jiang, Colin Chang, Gabriel Wu Runner-ups: Oliver Corro, Tsz Ching (Charriess) Pun, Sathvik Subramanian, Leyna Ishikawa Excellence in Violin Performance Scholarship: William Yeh Runner-up: Neal Eisfeldt 42:48 Performing Artist: Neal Eisfeldt (accompanied by Sung Hoon Mo) Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, Op 21 (V. Rondo: Allegro, excerpt) 46:27 SEC 11-14 Age Group Honors: Matthew Brand; Jaden Li 3rd: Neal Eisfeldt 2nd: William Yeh 1st: Antian Jiang 47:58 Laureate: Antian Jiang Liszt - Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F minor ("Appassionata") 54:06 Message from Clive Moore, Creative Director and CEO of FAN4ME FAN4ME- THE BIGGEST STAGE ON EARTH, PERFORMERS EXCELLENCE AWARD 6 Winners: Maria Narodytska, Alexei Rozov, John Lettieri, Ben Batalla, Esteban Alvarez, Vineel Mahal 3 Runner-ups: Asmik Arutunyants, Junwen Liang, Mary Beth Orr 59:47 Performing Artist: John Lettieri Improvisation, followed by The Can Can, William Tell Overture, and Hallelujah Chorus (fragment) 1:02:32 Performing Artist: Maria Narodytska Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpt) 1:05:11 Performing Artist: Aleksei Rozov Der terk in America (Naftule Brandwein) / Honga (traditional) 1:08:28 Message from Anzel Gerber, Wiener Musikseminar “Rising Star” in Cello Scholarship Award: Yiqi Chen, cello (China), member of Curious Duo 1:10:45 Laureate: Colin Chang Chopin – Étude in E minor, Op. 25 No. 5 1:15:18 American Fine Arts Festival Rising Performer Awards Carnegie Hall performance Awards: Kento Ishikawa, Haily Hui Ning Leung, Konomi Nakadai, Ruoyi Qiao, Jeffrey Zhang Lincoln Center Performance Awards: Sora Corro, Dean Griffin, Tsz Ching (Charriess) Pun, Sathvik Subramanian $500 scholarship for European Festival: Leyna Ishikawa, Viktoria Lypa, Konomi Nakadai, Lilla Nóra Szabó “Best Voice” performance at Golden Voice Festival in NY: Asmik Arutyunyants 1:18:13 Performing Artist: Konomi Nakadai (accompanied by Madoka Nakadai) Pasculli - Fantasia sull' opera "Poliuto" di Donizetti (excerpt) 1:21:09 Performing Artist: Asmik Arutyunyants (accompanied by Natalia Gavrilova) Dvorak - “Song to the Moon”, from Rusalka (excerpt) 1:23:27 Message from Fred Karpoff, Founder and Artistic Producer of Entrada Piano Entrada Piano Discretionary Award: Hiroshi Corro, Tsz Ching (Charriess) Pun, Ruoyi Qiao, Sathvik Subramanian, Dean Griffin Entrada Piano Emerging Artist Award: Jaden Li 1:25:47 Performing Artist: Hiroshi Corro Chopin - Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1 Monsalvatge - Sonatina for Yvette (III. Allegretto) 1:29:54 Alla Lowery and Cultus Musicus Innovative Composition Award: Matthew Brand 1:32:03 Performing Artist: Matthew Brand 1:33:10 SEC 26+ Age Group Honors: Mary Beth Orr, Junwen Liang, John Lettieri, Asmik Arutuniants, Ben Batalla, Esteban Alvarez 3rd Place: Vineel Mahal 2nd: not awarded 1st Place: Maria Narodytska, Aleksei Rozov 1:35:19 Performing Artist: Junwen Liang 1:38:24 Vox Novus Fifteen Minutes of Fame Award: Mary Beth Orr, ZhaoJun Ma 1:40:30 SEC 15-18 Age Group Honors: Lilla Nóra Szabó, Viktoria Lypa 3rd: Grey Small 2nd: Dora Meiwes 1st: Colin Chang, Yihui (Gabriel) Wu 1:42:28 Laureate: Yihui (Gabriel) Wu 1:47:06 Message from Micah Yui, the co-Director of the Colburn Summer Piano Seminar. Young Artist Scholarship Award: Dora Meiwes 1:49:23 Performing Artist: Dora Meiwes Liszt - Transcendental Etude No. 5 "Feux follets" (Wills o' the Wisp) 1:52:45 The Fearless Artist Mastermind Prize: Mary Beth Orr 1:54:11 Message from Michelle Lynne, co-founder of The Fearless Artist Mastermind 1:56:16 Performing Artist: Mary Beth Orr Espana by Vitaly Buyanovsky / Spanish Mary by Bob Dylan 1:59:38 SEC 19-25 Age Group Honors: ZhaoJun Ma 1st: Terri Ji 2:01:12 Laureate: Terri Ji Schumann - Symphonic Etudes, Op.13 (excerpt) 2:06:42 Message from James Adler, sponsor of Audience Favorite Award 2:07:59 Performing Artist: Vineel Mahal, the Winner of the James Adler Audience Favorite Award Bizet - Je Crois Entendre Encore, from Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Virtual Concert Halls
SEC Finals. Session 1, Age group 26+. January 29 at 10:00 am EST
3:45 Introducing Judges: Pierre Beaudry, Massimiliano Donninelli, Anzel Gerber, Adrianne Greenbaum, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Stephen Stirling Maria Narodytska, piano (Ukraine/Germany). Music Ambassador 12:46 Schubert - 12 Valses Nobles, D. 969 Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition 23:59 Promenade 25:18 The Gnome 28:45 The Old Castle 33:13 Tuileries (Children's Quarrel after Games) 34:19 Cattle 38:12 Ballet of Unhatched Chicks 39:24 "Samuel" Goldenberg and "Schmuÿle" 42:59 Limoges. The Market (The Great News) 44:19 Catacombs (Roman Tomb) 46:16 Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua (With the Dead in a Dead Language) 48:23 The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga) 51:23 The Bogatyr Gates (In the Capital in Kiev) 1:13:12 Roza Yacova Duo / Moskver Klezmer Kapelye (Russia), represented by Aleksei Rozov. 1:37:25 Moskver Klezmer Kapelye (Russia), recording of the Preliminary round submission 2:13:00 John Lettieri, accordion (Canada, Ontario) Innovative Oblivion, Saint Louis Blues, Arkansas Traveler, Espana Cani, Habanera, Czardas, Hungarian Dance No. 5, The Galloping Comedians, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Five Foot Two, Liebesfreud, O mio Babbino Caro, Can-Can, & additional theme-quotes from a variety of selections, to creatively bridge together the entire program Asmik Arutiuniants, voice (Russia) Academic (accompanied by Natalia Gavrilova) 3:11:20 Dvorak - “Song to the moon” from Rusalka Groundbreaking classical music competition of the year reinvents concert stage. Arriving at the Third and Final Round of Sound Espressivo. 41 fabulous musicians from around the world take LIVE Virtual Stage in front of International Panel of Judges. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE FINALIST BELOW: https://www.soundespressivocompetition.com/sound-espressivo-finals-2021 ------------------ Sound Espressivo Virtual Music Competition - A Sorcerer's Apprentice’s Guide To Mastery In the world of virtual music competitions, Sound Espressivo aims to ensure that as many "apprentices" are heard and appreciated by its growing virtual audiences. Platforms were built and technology put in place, that allows for all nuanced musical expressions to be conveyed with the highest sound bite quality, minus its - much feared in musical productions - time delayed projection. Sound Espressivo’s Second Edition 2021 has developed its innovative concepts from first installment that attracted a million viewers. Sound Espressivo offers musicians an opportunity to perform on a LIVE and professionally produced virtual stage via an Internet TV Broadcast