International Piano-e-Competition
Aaron Kurz
Nationality:
American
Residence:
USA
DOB: 9/4/1995
Instructors: Carol Leone
About Aaron:
Aaron Kurz began his piano studies at the Suzuki Institute of Dallas, where he showed an early interest in composition. For the past seven years, he has studied with Dr. Carol Leone in Dallas, Texas. In 2009 at the age of 13, he was a finalist in the MTNA National competition and also won the TMTA state competition. He won prizes in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (2007) and in the Viardo International Piano Competition (2008). In 2010, he debuted with three different orchestras and worked as a guest pianist with the Van Cliburn Foundation in its Musical Awakenings program. Aaron loves sports and video games, and continues to compose music when he has a chance.
Repertoire:
Disklavier Audition  
Franz Josef Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52, First Movement
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor
Maurice Ravel "Ondine" from Gaspard de la nuit
William Bolcom "Rag Infernal" from Twelve New Etudes
   
First Round  
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in D Major, WTC II, BWV 874
Franz Josef Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52, First Movement
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor
Frederic Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
   
Second Round  
Franz Liszt Concert Etude No. 3 in D-flat Major, "Un Sospiro", S. 144/3
Franz Schubert Moment Musical Op. 94 No. 5, in F Minor, D780
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No. 3, Second and Fourth Movements
Maurice Ravel "Ondine" from Gaspard de la nuit
William Bolcom "Rag Infernal" from Twelve New Etudes
   
Semi-Final Round  
Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40, First Movement, Praeludium
Ludwig van Beethoven Thirty-Two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Claude Debussy Jardins sous la Pluie from Estampes
Sofia Gubaidulina Toccata Truncata
Johannes Brahms Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79 No. 2
Serge Rachmaninoff Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in D Major, Op. 23 No. 4
Serge Rachmaninoff Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23 No. 2
   
Finals  
Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, First Movement
   
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