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Top young pianists gather in Cape Vincent

16 pianists from around the world are in Cape Vincent this weekend for the 8th annual Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for Young People. It's sponsored by the Cape Vincent Arts Council and the Chopin Society of the Thousand Islands. Co-chair Liz Brennan told Todd Moe that the competition will be held under a tent on the historic grounds of the Maple Grove estate.  Go to full article
Gilles Vonsattel
Gilles Vonsattel

Classical music along the St. Lawrence River

The Thousand Islands Playhouse, in Gananoque, Ontario is hosting a series of recitals and conversations with musicians on Tuesday nights (8 pm) this summer. It's an opportunity to listen to classical music as the sun sets over the St. Lawrence River. Todd Moe spoke with pianist Gilles Vonsattel about his favorite music and composers. Vonsattel is a rising star in the classical piano world and has performed solo recitals and chamber concerts from San Francisco to Warsaw. He's preparing for a recital on August 31st in Gananoque that will include music by Beethoven and Debussy.  Go to full article
Pianist Joey Izzo live in the NCPR studio.
Pianist Joey Izzo live in the NCPR studio.

Teen pianist balances music, sports

Lake Placid teen pianist Joey Izzo wowed the crowd at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival last month. He's 14 and balances his time between home schooling, skiing, mountain biking and music. He joined us live in the studio for music and conversation.  Go to full article

Top teen pianists in Potsdam

Some of the world's best young pianists will be in Potsdam for the Julia Crane International Piano Competition and Festival this weekend. Teen pianists will compete for the top prize. Most of the Festival is open to the public, as is the final round on Sunday afternoon (1 pm) in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. Todd Moe talks with Paul Wyse, who teaches piano at Crane, and is director of the competition.  Go to full article
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)

Preview: Pianist Adrian Carr in Plattsburgh

Pianist and composer Adrian Carr hosts a concert of new music tonight and Saturday night (7 pm) at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Carr is launching a new cd, Finding Charlotte. Adrian Carr grew up in Buffalo and attended the Juilliard School in New York City. But his life changed in 2003 during a hiking trip in the Adirondacks, and he now splits his time between Champlain and Montreal. Todd Moe spoke with him by phone about his music, career and the nagging question, "Who's Charlotte?"  Go to full article
Veronica Jochum
Veronica Jochum

Preview: Tribute to Mozart tonight

Celebrated pianist Veronica Jochum gives a musical tribute to Mozart tonight (7:30) in Snell Music Theater at SUNY-Potsdam. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Larry Ham?s Carousel

Pianist Larry Ham grew up in Millbrook, a small town near Poughkeepsie. Piano lessons as a child led to a love of music, specifically jazz. He graduated from the Crane School of Music, and since 1985 has worked as a composer and arranger in New York City. He works with some of the top names in jazz and is gaining recognition as a band leader. He's performed at jazz festivals and concerts across the globe, including Washington D.C., Ottawa, Finland, Japan and West Africa. Todd Moe spoke with Larry Ham about his career and new CD, Carousel which includes seven of his original compositions.  Go to full article

Quebec teen wins Crane Piano Contest

17 young pianists from around the world competed in the 3rd annual Julia Crane International Piano Competition at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam this weekend. The winner was 18-year-old Olivier Hebert-Bouchard, from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Here he plays Diabolical Suggestion by Prokofiev.  Go to full article

Preview: international piano competition at Crane

NCPR is media sponsor for the Julia Crane International Piano Competition and Festival this weekend. 17 young pianists from around the world will compete for the top prize. Todd Moe talks with Paul Wyse, who teaches piano at Crane and is director of the competition, which began in 2002.  Go to full article

Crane Piano Contest Draws Worldwide Talent

This Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock North Country Public Radio will feature music and conversation from some of the most talented young pianists in the world. They were in the North Country two weeks ago for a competition at SUNY Potsdam. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

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