SAIPC http://tpr.org en Silver Medalist Returns To San Antonio For Brahms Festival http://tpr.org/post/silver-medalist-returns-san-antonio-brahms-festival <p></p><p><strong>Groundhog Day recital includes Brahms' <em>Piano Pieces, Opus 118 </em>&nbsp;</strong></p><p>On Saturday night,&nbsp;<strong>Andrea Lam</strong> returns to the stage where just four years ago she was awarded the Silver Medal in the <strong>San Antonio International Piano Competition</strong>. Lam will play Mozart, Brahms, and a new work by the Australian composer Nigel Westlake. "He has done some classical composing, but he has also done some movie scores. I really love his harmonic language, and he really incorporates a lot of rhythm in his music as well."</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:55:37 +0000 John Clare 5543 at http://tpr.org Silver Medalist Returns To San Antonio For Brahms Festival San Antonio International Piano Competition A Lesson In Contrast http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-international-piano-competition-lesson-contrast <p>Contrast really means something to those of us who enjoy classical music. The carefully constructed essence of music is the growth and movement between the various emotional plateaus of the composition. This is where the listener derives enjoyment, knowing that Beethoven, Stravinsky or Leonard Bernstein is in the driver's seat and that while we perhaps have a frame of reference for the adventure, we still don't completely know how the journey will proceed or end.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:31:49 +0000 Randy Anderson 5313 at http://tpr.org San Antonio International Piano Competition A Lesson In Contrast Go for the Gold! Eleven competitors vie for $40,000 in prizes http://tpr.org/post/go-gold-eleven-competitors-vie-40000-prizes <p>On Sunday, October 14, the San Antonio International Piano Competition gets underway at Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. The eleven young men and women hail from Malaysia to Italy, and China to the United States. They will play music by Beethoven, baroque and a new piece written by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Paul Moravec.</p><p>"Of course I have to make it difficult." Moravec says, adding that it is not just about virtuosity. "I wanted the work to be beautiful, and hopefully helpful for the competitors, that they can use it later in their career on recitals."</p><p></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:07:27 +0000 John Clare 284 at http://tpr.org Go for the Gold! Eleven competitors vie for $40,000 in prizes