Hi again everyone,

As usual, I’m busy preparing for seemingly dozens of performances in the coming weeks. In the next few days, my auditions are starting, and they’re not going to let up until mid-March. For the auditions, all of my repertoire is on the table: Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, all of Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata, the first movement of Mozart Sonata K. 576, Chopin Scherzo No. 1, the Devil’s Staircase by Ligeti, Chopin Nocturne in B Major, Rag Infernal by William Bolcom, and Bach Prelude and Fugue in D Major (WTC II). Needless to say, I have loads of rep and it’s taking a lot of time to get it all up to speed. My auditions, specifically, go at the pace of 1 or 2 a weekend for the next six weeks, starting with SMU and Miami this coming week. I’m nervous, but I’m also excited to finally get to play all of my pieces in a real setting after practicing them for so long. In addition to all the auditions, I have the Disklavier round of the International Piano-e-Competition next week, and I’m now competing in the Crescendo International Piano Competition, which is to be held in Tulsa in March. And finally, I’m still working as a pianist with the Van Cliburn Foundation, and I’ll be working with them again next week. It’s a lot of work, but at least the NFL playoffs are on!
Thanks for reading, and I’ll be sure to post results from auditions and competitions here as they come in.

Aaron