2021-22 Season

California State University, Fresno • Concert Hall

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Aidan Purtell

Sunday, January 9, 2022 • 3:00PM

Born and raised in Fresno, sixteen-year-old pianist Aidan Purtell is a new and exciting appearance on the firmament of young and emerging artists. A student of Andreas Werz, he has already numerous performances in California and Germany to his credit receiving praise for his prodigious technique and imaginative interpretations of repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary. Aidan is a top prize winner in the 2020 Centro Franz Liszt Youth Piano Competition in La Nucia, Spain, the 2021 Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition, and the 2020 Paderewski Youth Piano Competition in Paso Robles, among others. In addition to his regular studies, he has had the privilege to perform for such noted pianists and pedagogues as Jon Nakamatsu, Antoinette Perry, and Antonio Pompa-Baldi.

Concert Program

GOULD
Ghost Waltzes (1991)
BEETHOVEN
Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.7
STRAVINSKY
Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka (1911)
BRAHMS
Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op.2