Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Finland, Reviews, and Snow

Just got back from my first orchestral concerts in Europe...

and overall first concerts in Finland!  I performed with guest conductor Alpesh Chauhan and the Kymi Sinfonietta in Kotka and Kouvola, Finland.  Check out the photos, and more on my Facebook Page as well!

The concert was reviewed by the Kymen Sanomat, as well, which wrote that the "Piano virtuoso reached Chopin's essence." It continued that "the top-level piano virtuoso made the evening memorable." The review noted "the sound of the world and the structures the soloist Charlie Albright reached," how the "total immersion of the composer of the innermost continued to dream of a semi-sparkling Andante, which broke out in sublime Grande Polonaise," the "full splendor texture...in the hands of effortless virtuosity, which enlivened the rhythm...and sophisticated piano tone,"and the "rose-popping-like fireworks, where the virtuosity had no limits."

Click here for the complete review!

En route to JFK

Concert Hall in Kotka, Finland

Charlie Albright and Alpesh Chauhan

Charlie Albright

Concert Hall in Kouvola, Finland

Concert in Beacon, NY

327 HP Infiniti! :D

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crazy Classical Jingle Bells Variations as Famous Composers in Every (Main) "Classical" Style!

An improvisation of "Jingle Bells" like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

Enough said. :D

Monday, December 8, 2014

On the Road 8: Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, CA!

The next part in the On the Road series is up, this time in sunny California!

I had a fantastic time exploring a bit of Beverly Hills, driving up the Malibu coast on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), and performing at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara!  The weather was gorgeous, the scenery was gorgeous, and Hahn Hall where I performed was gorgeous too.

Take a look at more pictures after the break!

Gorgeous hotel courtyard