Portland Piano International Pianist Sara Daneshpour
November 6, 2016 at 2pm
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Portland Piano International’s Rising Stars are young, up-and-coming pianists who have the potential to become internationally known performers. Selected by Artistic Director Arnaldo Cohen, the young artists perform several times at various locations across the country, including performances in Oregon with this special appearance on the CCA stage.
Sara Daneshpour is a 2013 Laureate of the ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. She is the First Prize winner of the XII Concours International de Musique du Maroc (Morocco, 2012), 2nd prize winner of the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition, 1st prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2007 International Russian Music Piano Competition, and 1st prize of the 2003 Beethoven Society of America Competition. She has studied under the direction of Leon Fleisher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School, and Dr. Oleg Volkov. She is currently studying under Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Ms. Daneshpour’s performances have earned high accolades of audiences and critics alike. The Washington Post wrote of her performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra “…she created transfixing poetry. And she found delightful details in passage work and incidents that other pianists treat as routine.” The Baltimore Sun stated that Sara “delivered a powerhouse account of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 producing enough tone for two pianists in the process”, while The Mercury News called her performance “…sensational. Strength, finesse, passion; it was all there.” Visit Sara’s website for more information about this talented artist.
This program is generously sponsored by David & Kerry Cobb, Mary Haskins, Ruth Kosmalski, & Oregon Arts Commission.
poTENtial Program Series: 10 Years of Bringing Art to Life
In honor of our 10th anniversary, Columbia Arts presents 10 special events in 2016,
considerately sponsored by Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River Hotel, & Print It! Sign Media.
- November 6, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Columbia Center for the Arts
Venue Phone: 541-387-8877
Venue Website: https://www.columbiaarts.org/Address:
Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.