Wm. Grant Still: Summerland
Philip Glass: “Opening” from Glassworks (1981)
Peteris Vasks: Castillo Interior (2013)
Couperin: Les barricades mysterieuses
Fred Hersch: Nocturne, from Three Character Studies (2004)
Chopin: Nocturne in B-flat, Op.62 No.1
Rachmaninov: Prelude in D, Op.23 No.4
Tchaikovsky/Pletnev: Intermezzo from The Nutcracker
Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras.
Born in Pittsburgh, Awadagin Pratt began studying piano at the age of six. Three years later, having moved to Normal, Illinois with his family, he also began studying violin. At the age of 16 he entered the University of Illinois where he studied piano, violin, and conducting. He subsequently enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he became the first student in the school’s history to receive diplomas in three performance areas – piano, violin and conducting. In recognition of this achievement and for his work in the field of classical music, Mr. Pratt received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins as well as an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University after delivering the commencement address in 2012.