Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:30 pm
Liszt: Hungarian Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra, with Allan Park
Liszt: Les préludes
Photo by Violet N Photography
$9 Seniors age 62+ / Youth age 13-21
Age 12 and under free, ticket still required
Concert pianist and music teacher Allan Park, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, has performed many solo programs and over 17 piano concertos with orchestras after winning the prestigious New York Jaycees International Piano Competition. His performance repertoire includes the five Beethoven concerti, the five Prokofiev concerti, and two Rachmaninoff concerti. In his unique solo concerts, he has performed the complete work cycles of Chopin, including the complete Nocturnes, Preludes, Waltzes, and the twelve Opus 10 Etudes. His Liszt program offered the complete Annees de Pelerinage (Book Two) and the complete Concert Etudes. Allan received his undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University, where he studied with the legendary Menahem Pressler and Luba Edlina Dubinsky. Summer intensives included multiple lessons with Leonard Hokanson, Michel Block, and James Tocco. Allan pursued his graduate studies with professor Bela Siki at the University of Washington School of Music.
Currently, Allan teaches over 40 private students at his studio in Mill Creek, and he supports many local non-profit organizations. He currently serves as President of the Heritage Symphony and serves on the boards of the Chopin Foundation of the United States/Northwest Council as Past President and Registrar, and the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival as an advisor. His students have won gold medals at many local, national, and international piano competitions, and have performed on KING FM, Meany Hall, Benaroya Hall, Ten Grands concert, and Carnegie Hall. His current project includes recording the piano works of the Polish-French composer, Alexandre Tansman.
Special thanks to Classic Pianos of Bellevue for sponsoring this concert by generously providing a nine-foot Concert Grand piano.