Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Crazy Jazz/Ragtime on an Electric Piano

Currently one of my favorite pieces,

...the Kapustin Variations, Op. 41 is a combination of jazz and ragtime that is just a blast!  Playing this and other pieces at the Rockefeller University in New York City on 2/8/2017!  Hope you enjoy!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Recording at the New Steinway Hall

Recording Time!

It has been a little while since I've done a recording for recording's sake, so it was great to be back at it.  The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in New York runs the New York International Piano Competition, which I took part in back in 2006 (though at that point, it was a national competition).  

Each year, they commission a brand new piece of music from a composer, and decided to make a compilation recording of each commission from each biennial competition.  My year, Michael Torke wrote Bays of Huatulco (renamed Blue Pacific), which I was asked to record on the brand new Steinway Spirio piano, which is Steinway's amazing new player-piano.

The recording went great, and I'm looking forward to hearing how it turns out!  Check out some pics!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Review - "Charlie Albright is a commanding presence on stage. His beautiful lyricism is unmatched, and his exhilarating youthfulness brings a fresh excitement to classical music, and a bright anticipation of what is to come."

Review - KCMetropolis.org 

"Charlie Albright proved the future of classical music is bright to an enthusiastic Lawrence audience as part of the Lied Center's Pavilion Chamber Series. (He) is a commanding presence on stage. His beautiful lyricism is unmatched, and his exhilarating youthfulness brings a fresh excitement to classical music, and a bright anticipation of what is to come."

Lawrence, Kansas was great fun! It's hard to believe that it has been about 11 years since I was there for the 2005 IIYM International Piano Competition...  Seeing familiar faces all around was flat-out great, too!

KCMetropolis.org wrote a very kind review about the afternoon concert at the Lied Center this weekend.  Have a look!


Yummm...airport breakfast food.

It's too early.

Awesome shot of Manhattan looking south (Central Park right in the middle)

Farms in Kansas



Rental car

Lied Center

Steinway. :D



With Dr. Smith, Mrs. Hiebert, and Charles!

Great hotel breakfast buffet

Green room

Charlie

With Dr. Winerock!