Music + Culture
10:54 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Journey to the Awards

Competitors for the American Pianists Association $100,000.00 fellowship. Left to right; Eric Zuber, Claire Huangci, Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour and Andrew Staupe.
Credit John Behringer / APA

Tune in for Journey to the Awards, a series that documents the finals of the yearlong competition, the 2013 ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. Monday through Thursday evenings, October 28th through the 31st, you’ll hear performances and behind-the-scenes interviews with the five finalists vying for the $100,000 prize, one of the most lucrative awards available to an American pianist.

This journey will test the talents of Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Andrew Staupe and Eric Zuber – as they play solo recitals, chamber music, new music, song accompaniment, and concerto performances.  You’ll hear music by Chopin, Albeniz, Turina, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Rachmaninoff and others.  You’re bound to find yourself rooting for your favorite!

Hear Journey to the Awards from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, October 28th through the 31st on the NPR and Classical Music Service of Northwest Public Radio.