The Juilliard School is pleased to announce that pianists Oskar Jezior and Andrew Tyson are winners of the 2011 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and will receive free tuition scholarships to Juilliard. They perform a joint recital on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 9 PM in Paul Hall at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street), which will be broadcast on Friday, September 23 at 9 PM over WQXR, 105.9 FM. The recital opens the 34th season of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase with host Robert Sherman.
This recital is FREE; no tickets are required. For further information, contact the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.
Andrew Tyson, a native of Durham, North Carolina, is in the master of music degree program at Juilliard where he studies with Robert McDonald. He is a 2010 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Claude Frank. Mr. Tyson also studied with Dr. Thomas Otten at the University of North Carolina. He has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Mexico, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Paris, Valencia, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Warsaw. Mr. Tyson has been a prizewinner in both the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition and the National Chopin Competition of the United States and a semifinalist in the 2010 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. He has performed with the Durham Symphony, Raleigh Symphony, Chapel Hill Philharmonic, Frost Symphony Orchestra of the University of Miami, among others. Mr. Tyson performs Chopin’s Mazurka in E Minor, Op. 17, No. 2 and Franck’s Prélude, Choral et Fugue.
Pianist Oskar Jezior was born in Warsaw in 1985 and grew up in Bremen. At age 15, he was the youngest student to be accepted into the Hochschule für Künste. He is in the master of music degree program at Juilliard where he studies with Matti Raekallio. Mr. Jezior has been a guest artist at the Gdansk Spring and Schwetzingen Festivals and has been a soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, Poznan Philharmonic, Lublin Philharmonic, and the Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, under such conductors as Tomasz Bugaj, Antoni Wit, and Mihkel Kütson. In 2006, Mr. Jezior released his debut CD featuring Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” and Op. 110. In 2007, he recorded songs by Wagner and Szymanowski with violinist Wanda Wilkomirska. Mr. Jezior performs Scarlatti’s Sonata in D Minor, Op. 213 (L. 108) and the second movement of Szymanowski’s Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 21, Tema con variazioni, Allegretto tranquillo.
The Bachauer competition awards young artists free tuition scholarships to Juilliard. Past Bachauer winners have included: Michael Brown, Michael Bukhman, Sean Chen. William Chen, Ran Dank, Yoonjung Han, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Naomi Kudo, Soyeon Lee, Adam Neiman, Ian Parker, Edward Robie, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Chuan Qin, Xun Wang, Orion Weiss, Xiang Zou, and Eric Zuber.
During the recital, The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreachalso will be announced. The award carries a $10,000 grant to support ongoing projects in music education and community outreach. Past recipients of the award are: Claire Bryant (2010), Soo Bae (2009), Elizabeth Joy Roe (2008), Ari Yoshioka (2007), William Harvey (2006), Alpin Hong (2005), and Jennifer Kloetzel (2004).
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 9 PM, Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street)
Oskar Jezior and Andrew Tyson, pianists
Winners of the 2011 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Recital
Andrew Tyson, pianist
Chopin – Mazurka in E Minor, Op. 17, No. 2
Franck – Prélude, Choral et Fugue
Oskar Jezior, pianist
Scarlatti – Sonata in D Minor, K. 213 (L. 108)
Szymanowski – Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 21, Tema con variazioni. Allegro tranquillo
WQXR (105.9 FM) continues its tradition of broadcasting the recital as part of the 34th season of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artist Showcase, hosted by Robert Sherman.
FREE recital; no tickets are required. For further information, contact the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.