California Concerto Weekend for Amateur Pianists
January 17 - 20, 2019
Congratulations to our 2019 CCW Performers!
Esa-Matti Tastula, Mozart no. 17, 2nd mov.
Ari Ide, Bach d minor, 1st
Joann Oh, Grieg 3rd mov.
Keke Liu, Grieg 1st mov.
David Binkley, Chopin no. 1, 3rd mov.
Gerrit Pronske, Schwarenka no. 2, 2nd mov.
Marco Zuniga, Rachmaninoff no. 2, 2nd mov.
Michael Krause, Rachmaninoff no. 2, 2nd mov.
Wakana Hamada, Schumann 3rd mov.
Si Jung Oh, Schumann 1st mov.
Minnie Ho, Schumann 1st mov.
Brad Arington, Beethoven no. 2, 1st mov.
Amateur pianists, 25 years of age or older who do not have a music performance degree,
are eligible to participate AND a limited number of amateur pianists with performance degrees will be accepted.
Up to twelve pianists will be accepted to participate as performers. All performers will receive a 50-minute lesson with one of the CCW piano faculty, a meeting with the orchestra conductor, up to a 20-40 minute rehearsal (depending on concerto selection) with the CCW Orchestra, and a performance in the final concert with the orchestra. There will also be masterclasses for all performers with a member of the CCW faculty and accompanying second pianist.
A welcome reception and panel discussion on solo concerto performance will open the weekend workshop.
A limited number of Active Auditors may also be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
General auditors are also encouraged to attend.
All events will be held at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. West Valley College was the first ALL-Steinway School in California. Practice rooms all have Steinway upright pianos, and some Steinway "B" pianos will be available for practice. All lessons are on Steinway Model "B" pianos and the final performance
is on a Steinway Model "D"
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CCW 2019 Faculty
"Thank you so much for the opportunity of participating in CCW. It has been a wonderful and memorable experience for me in my life “
- Millie Luk, performer 2018
"...a well-paced, fascinating, educational event. Nothing could be better for the adult amateur."
- Tony Cantrick, performer 2013, 2014
"...from the moment I walked into the first group meeting until the end of the post-concert reception I had a fantastic time! ..... I was inspired by all the talent and made a bunch of new friends. Thank you all for a great weekend!"
-Eugene Lee, performer 2016
"Besides the wonderful music making, it was just a great group of people!"
- Patricia Gunther, performer 2016
For more information, phone 408-855-5276, or email email@example.com
All artists, guests, events and schedule times subject to change.