Aaron Kurz Pianist

Aaron Kurz performs Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel

Aaron performs Ondine, the first movement of Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit. This performance was recorded in a studio.

Aaron Kurz performs Rag Infernal by William Bolcom

This William Bolcom composed piece, Rag Infernal, is from a collection of pieces entitled 12 New Etudes, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Aaron performed this piece on February 14, 2010 in a concert which also featured 2009 Cliburn International Piano Competition competitor, Victor Stanislavsky.

Aaron competes at the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition

Aaron performs in the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition playing Bagatelle in D major, Opus 119, No. 3 by Beethoven; Prelude in C sharp minor, Opus 3, No. 2 by Rachmaninoff; Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Debussy; and O Polichinelo by Villa-Lobos. Master Kurz went on to place 2nd in the Junior Solo Division.

Aaron Kurz plays Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4 by Rachmaninoff

This piece was recorded when Aaron was thirteen years old in anticipation of his performance at the TMTA competition in June 2009.

Aaron playing Brahm’s Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2

Aaron Kurz performing Brahm’s Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2. He also performed this piece as a National Finalist at the MTNA Competition in March 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Aaron Kurz playing the Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky Korsakov at Salle Cortot in Paris

Aaron Kurz playing Flight of the Bumblebee at Salle Cortot in Paris, France on October 21, 2008. This version of the Rimsky-Korsakov piece is arranged by Rachmaninoff.

Aaron Kurz playing Chopin’s Etude in G Flat Major, “Black Key”

Aaron Kurz playing Chopin’s Etude in G Flat Major, Opus 10, No. 5, also known as the “Black Key” Etude. This performance was recorded in March 2008.

Aaron playing Villa-Lobos’ Bruxa and O Polichinelo

Aaron Kurz performing two selections from Heitor Villa-Lobos’ A Prole De Bebe, Volume 1. Titles of the pieces are: Bruxa (The Witch Doll) and O Polichinelo (Punch).

Aaron performing on a morning talk show

Pianist Aaron Kurz playing an excerpt of Rachmaninoff on a network TV morning show in Texas.