Collora Piano Concert

PROGRAM

Prelude and Fugue in b minor BWV 893                                                                                                       J.S. Bach

Barcarolle in F Sharp Major Op. 60                                                                                                               F. Chopin

Skazki (Fairy Tales) Op. 51 Nos. 1 and 2                                                                                           Nikolai Medtner

Miroirs No. 4 – Alborada del gracioso                                                                                                Maurice Ravel

 

INTERMISSION

 

Concerto No. 24 in c minor K491                                                                                                            W. A. Mozart

II. Larghetto

III. Allegretto

 

About Perren-Luc

Perren-Luc Thiessen is a 15-year-old pianist from Texas, and studies with Dr. Tamas Ungar and Dr. Mary Humm.  He made his Orchestral Debut at 12 in Italy with the Todi International Music Masters Festival, and has appeared with the Padereweski Piano Academy, Round Rock Symphony, and Fort Worth Civic Symphony Orchestras.  He was invited to perform with orchestra in Moscow after winning the 2017 American Fine Arts International Concerto Competition.  In addition to the Paderewski Piano Academy and T.I.M.M., he participates in the Semper International Music Festival in Schlern Italy, the International Piano Master Classes in Katowice Poland, and in 2017 was the youngest participant in the elite Young Artist Program at Piano Texas.  He has had private lessons and performed in Master Classes with Balazs Szokolay, Berndt Goetzke, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Antonio Pompa-Baldi,  Alexander Korsantia, Natarzyna Popowa-Zydron, Fabio Bidini, and Andraz Jasinski.

Most recently, Perren-Luc was one of only Fifteen Finalists, and the only American, to be chosen from a worldwide field of 100 applicants to compete in the prestigious Grand Piano Competition in Moscow April 29 -May 5, 2018.  This competition, headed by International Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Denis Matsuev, is the biggest stage for International Junior Competitions and will be streamed live on Medici TV.  He will be performing his solo round in the beautiful Rachmaninoff Hall, and performing the Mozart Concerto K 491 with the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra in the Tchaikovsky Great Concert Hall, the same hall which hosts the International Tchaikovsky Competition.  Perren has also been chosen to be a member of the elite Young Artist Program of Piano Texas this summer, where he will be performing in master classes and privately for distinguished guest artists such as Yoheved Kaplinsky, Olga Kern, Vladimir Feltsman, and Dmitri Alexeev.  Perren-Luc has also been chosen as one of Eight Finalists in the MostArts Festival to be held in July in New York, where he will be performing solo music and concerto with orchestra.

Significant among his other International Prizes are First Prize and Award for the Best Performance of a Romantic Work in the Prestigious 2017 Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in the U.K., and Second Prize, Most Promising Young Artist, and Best Chopin Performance in the Tkaczewski International Competition in Poland. Also in 2017 he won First Prize in the Debut International Piano Competition which resulted in his 2017 Carnegie (Weill) Hall Debut Recital and a similar performance in the beautiful Ehrbar Saal in Vienna.  He has won numerous First Prizes in Texas in both Concerto and Solo Competitions, including First Prize at the State TMTA Solo Competition, as well as First Prize in Concerto Competitions sponsored by the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, Plano Symphony, and Lewisville Symphonies.

Perren-Luc loves reading, writing poetry and short stories, and is an amateur barista.

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