About the Event
Experience an extraordinary afternoon of piano classics at the renowned Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Prepare to be captivated by the timeless masterpieces of Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, and Claude Debussy. These musical giants will leave you in awe with their brilliant compositions.
Enter the world of American pianist Clayton Stephenson, whose love for music shines through his charismatic stage presence and effortless mastery of the instrument. Known for his extraordinary narrative and poetic gifts, Clayton's interpretations are fresh, incisive, and full of life. He is dedicated to making a profound impact on the world through his music‐making.
Noteworthy accomplishments further reinforce Clayton's exceptional talent. He made history as the first Black finalist at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2022. Additionally, Clayton has been recognized as the 2022 Gilmore Young Artist, a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, a Gheens Young Artist, and a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
Clayton's prowess extends beyond accolades. In 2015, he garnered a jury discretionary award at the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, showcasing his exceptional skill and undeniable potential. Don't miss the opportunity to witness Clayton Stephenson's musical brilliance and experience an unforgettable evening of piano classics at the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.
- Claude Debussy – Selected preludes
- Franz Schubert – Sonata TBA
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Variations and Fugue in E‐flat major, op. 35, "Eroica"
- Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky – Three Movements from Petrushka for solo piano