Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Norwegian Debut at Bergen International Festival!

2017 Bergen International Festival!

Wanted to share some exciting news!  I was asked to perform on June 1 at the amazing Grieg Concert Hall (Grieghallen) in Bergen, Norway as part of the 2017 Bergen International Festival!  This will be my first concert in Norway.

It should be an exciting trip!

Here's a link with more info: http://www.fib.no/en/Programme/?TLp=1225868

-Charlie

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"A Grand Homecoming: Piano Star Returns 10 Years After Centralia College Graduation - Sold Out Show: Charlie Albright Returns for His Fifth Benefit Show at Corbet Theater"

Full Review: 


Happy to have been able to perform back at the Centralia College!  Thank you for the great review, The Chronicle!

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"“I think I know most of the people in the audience,” Albright said to laughter from the 500-some members of the audience. It was one of many easygoing conversational breaks during an electrifying two-hour piano concert by an international musical sensation who seemed just as happy to be playing for a hometown audience as his old neighbors were to be listening to him."
"“When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” he said, then paused dramatically. “Or at least what you can get away with. Here’s ‘Great Balls of Fire.’”"
"The concert was a benefit hosted by the Centralia College Foundation. Albright donated his time and talents to raise money for the college. The foundation netted about $14,500 from the show, said Julia Johnson, who organized the event. About $10,000 will go toward music scholarships in Albright’s name that will be given out at Centralia College over the next few years, she said. The remaining $4,500 will go toward maintenance of the college’s Charlie Albright Piano, on which the namesake performed during the show."
"This is the fifth benefit concert Albright has performed at Centralia College since he graduated in June 2007 as a Running Start student with both his Centralia High School diploma and Centralia College associate of science degree."

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Album Release Date Announcement! | The Schubert Series - Live - Part 1

April 8, 2017 | The Schubert Series - Live - Part 1


I'm thrilled to announce the release date of my new live album, The Schubert Series - Live - Part 1, which will be available starting April 8, 2017!

Release Date Concert

The release will correspond with An Evening With Charlie, the benefit concert on 4/8/2017 in conjunction with the Centralia College Foundation, where we will be raising money for the Charlie Albright Scholarship and the Charlie Albright Piano at CC!

The Series

The recording is the first of a three-part set of all-Schubert concerts given in Boston, which covers many of his piano masterworks: the last three sonatas, all of the impromptus, and the Moments Musicaux.  Each CD ends with an Albright improvisation as an encore.  Recorded and mastered by Thomas Stephenson, the concerts were met with great reviews: 

“I will be surprised to hear another performance at this level very soon. It was gripping, both spellbinding and spellbound, quite unlike most solo recitals I’ve heard over the decades.” 
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Tracks

Schubert Impromptus, Op. 90
Schubert Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960
Albright Improvisation

More Info

Physical CDs (which can be signed) will be available at concerts worldwide, and digital versions will be available everywhere including iTunes.

The album photography is by T.C. Elofson and artwork design is by Stel Creative.  Published and produced by CAPC Music.