BEYOND THE SCORE MASTER CLASSES

Portland Piano International invites you deeper into the piano experience with Beyond the Score master classes. In these one-on-one sessions, our SOLO recitalists and Rising Stars openly share the insight gained from lives devoted to piano study and performance with advanced piano students and an invited, rapt audience: you.

These intimate work sessions are integral to one of Portland Piano International's core values:  music education. The sessions are FREE  and offer an extraordinary opportunity to see and hear the master teach and the student absorb, struggle and break through to a new level of artistry.

You needn't be an expert, a pianist, a teacher or even a student to enjoy and profit from BEYOND THE SCORE MASTER CLASSES. All you need is curiosity and a couple of hours to pursue it.


PARTICIPATING IN BEYOND THE SCORE MASTER CLASSES

Beyond the Score master classes bring together visiting piano artists of international acclaim with students of all ages whose piano playing is at a high level - relative to their age and capacity. All students who participate in Beyond the Score master classes must be well-prepared, have the notes, rhythms and dynamics of the printed musical page well "under hand" and show eagerness to have their playing reach new levels. Participating advanced students must already have significant experience performing, but also have a desire to grow in their ability to express the composer's intent to an audience. Applications for the 2018 - 2019 season are currently closed.

Upcoming Beyond the Score Master Classes

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RISING STAR: ZHENNI LI

DEC 8, 2018

SAT 10 AM

For Intermediate Students

 

STANISLAV IOUDENITCH

JAN 26, 2019

SAT 10 AM

For Advanced Students

 

RISING STAR: JONATHAN FERRUCCI

APR 13, 2019

SAT 10 AM

For Intermediate Students

 

ANGELA HEWITT

MAY 4, 2019

SAT 10 AM

For Advanced Students


Recent Beyond the Score Classes

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RISING STAR: SOPHIKO SIMSIVE

MAY 18, 2018

FRI 10 AM

For Intermediate Students

Performances were by Forest Hedberg: J. S. Bach, Partita in B-flat Major BWV 825, Gigue; Leah Nieman: Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/35: I; Hailey Sun: Chopin, Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. Posth.; Eric Min: Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 545: II & III

 

DENÉS VÁRJON

MAR 26, 2018

MON 10 AM 

Performances were by Claire Ku: Chopin, Ballade No. 3, Op. 47; Jesse Nieman: Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 53: 1st mvt.; Ting-Chien Huang: Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11: 1st mvt. 

 

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RISING STAR: XIAOHUI YANG

MAR  10, 2018

SAT 10 AM

For Intermediate Students

Performances were by Hudson Dong: Krebs, Bourée; Shuhan Li: Mozart, Sonata K. 545: 1st Mvt.; Alyssa Lin: Burgmuller, Les Perles; Brendan Tark: Mozart, Fantasy K. 397; Katie Liu: A. Pieczonka, Tarantella

 

LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK

FEB 12, 2018

MON 10 AM

Performances were by Tristan Peng: Rachmaninov, Moments Musicaux, No. 1; Lifia Teguh: Chopin, Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20; Michael Gu: Prokofiev: Sonata Op. 28, No. 3

 

NELSON GOERNER

DEC 5, 2016

MON 10 AM

Performances were by Jude Dow-Hygelund: J. S. Bach, Prelude & Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 889; Melissa Terrall: Samuel Barber, Sonata for Piano, Op. 26: I 

 

DENIS KOZHUKHIN

OCT 10, 2016

MON 10 AM

Performances were by Paul Lee: Liszt, 2 Konzertetüden, S. 145, No. 1 Vivace; and Jorge Briceno: Beethoven, Sonata No. 18, Op.31 No. 3, IV. Presto con fuoco

To read Paul Lee's bio, click here.

To read Jorge Briceno's bio, click here.

 

 

JOSEPH MOOG

MAR 14, 2016

MON 10AM

Performances were by Kevin Rahardjo: W. A. Mozart, Sonata K. 333 in Bb Major (1st mvt); Jenna Tu: R. Schumann, Abegg Variations, Op. 1; and Matthieu Galicia: F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude, No. 10 in F minor

 

 

 

LISE DE LA SALLE

OCT 26, 2015

MON 10AM

Performances were by Lauren Yoon: Beethoven, Sonata Op. 57 in F minor (Appassionata), 1. Allegro assai; and Jordan Strang: Schumann (trans. Liszt) Widmung

 

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Photo: Marco Borggreve

TAMARA STEFANOVICH

OCT 18, 2014

SAT 2PM

Performances were by Eduardo Moreira: from the Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant Jesus de Messiaen (XV and X); and Ednaldo Borba: Liszt (Benection de Dieu dans la solitude)

 

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Photo: Marie Mazzucco

SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

DEC 13, 2014

SAT 2:30PM

Performances were by John Mansfield: Bach (Prelude & Fugue in E-flat/D-sharp minor, WTC 1, BWV 853); Valerie Ding: Beethoven (Sonata Op. 109, Vivace & Prestissimo); and Nathan Kim: Bach (Prelude & Fugue in F-sharp Major, WTC 1, BWV 859)

 

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Photo: Christoph Schumacher

ANI & NIA SULKHANISHVILI

MAY 1, 2015

FRI 3PM

Performance was by Eunice and Naomi Bula, Piano-Duo: Rachmaninov (Suite No. 2, Op. 17, Romance)

 

Images from 2013-14 Beyond the Score classes. Photos:  Andie Petkus Photography & Jim Leisy