October 19-24, 2015

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Piano Competition

Jason Stoll

United States

Southern Californian pianist, Jason Stoll, has garnered many praises and awards for his performances throughout his career thus far. Concert highlights from the 2014-2015 season include solo recitals in Nyack and Valley Cottage, New York, a performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the York Symphony Orchestra in Toronto, Canada, and a debut solo recital in his hometown of Lancaster, California. Past concert highlights include a solo recital at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada, a performance of Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto with pianist Landon Baumgard and the California State University, Northridge Symphony, two solo recitals at Mazzoleni Hall at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and a solo recital at Cypress Hall at California State University, Northridge as part of their Alumni Concert Series. Competitively, Mr. Stoll was a semi- finalist in the 2015 Dublin International piano competition, finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski piano competition, winner of the 2009 California State University, Northridge concerto competition, and the 2007 "Artists of Tomorrow" concerto competition.

Over the years, Mr. Stoll has been both participant and performer at several notable summer music festivals including, the Adamant Music School, the Aspen Music Festival, and Pianofest in the Hamptons. While in residence at these festivals, Mr. Stoll has had the privilege of working closely with a plethora faculty from many prestigious conservatories and universities. As part of the Adamant Music School’s annual recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Mr. Stoll was invited by the school to perform at their 68th, 70th, and 72nd anniversary recitals.

Mr. Stoll holds degrees from California State University, Northridge, the Juilliard School, and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His teachers included John Roscigno, Dmitry Rachmanov, Matti Raekallio, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, and David Louie. While at Northridge, Mr. Stoll was the recipient of the Bronislaw-Gimpel Award, the Arts Council Scholarship, and the Outstanding Piano Student Award. Over the years, Mr. Stoll has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses working closely with many distinguished artists including Leon Fleisher, Emmanuel Ax, Stephen Hough, John O’ Conor, Andre Laplante, Marc Durand, Arnaldo Cohen, and Manahem Pressler. As a teacher himself, Mr. Stoll has served on the faculty of the Bronx Conservatory of Music for three years teaching private piano lessons.

Apart from concertizing and teaching, Mr. Stoll also enjoys accompanying, playing chamber music with friends, juggling, and follows the NBA and the four tennis Grand Slams religiously.

Program: 

First Round
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp Major BWV.848, WTC I
Chopin Etude in E-flat Major, Op.10 No.11
Rachmaninoff Etude-tableaux in E-flat minor, Op.39 No.5
Scriabin Fantasie in B minor, Op.28

Semifinal Round
Brahms Sonata No.2 in F minor, Op.5
  Allegro maestoso
  Andante espressivo
  Scherzo: Allegro energico
  Intermezzo: Andante molto
  Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato

Final Round
Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

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