Poster Pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko
Pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko
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Performance Today®

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

23-year-old Canadian pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is having a breakthrough year | over the past six months, he's won five gold medals at international piano competitions. On this edition of Performance Today, we'll hear from his gold-medal-winning performance in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Charles Gounod, arr. Damien Sneed: Ave Maria
Randall Goosby, violin | Damien Sneed, piano
Album: The Three Sides of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz, and Sanctified Soul
LeChateau Earl Records

Charles Gounod: Ballet Music from 'Faust'
Romanian Radio National Orchestra | Cristian Orosanu, conductor
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Jean-Fery Rebel: Les Caracteres de la Danse
Tempesta di Mare
Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors | Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Concert Series, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 28: Movement 1
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, piano | Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra | John Morris Russell, conductor
Hilton Head International Piano Competition, First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island, SC

Hour 2

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Fantasy Pieces: Movement 5 Dance
Catalyst Quartet
Album: Uncovered Vol. 1
Azica 71336

Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, arr. Brian Smith: Caravan
Revien: Phil Snyder, cello | Kyle Dawkins, classical guitar | Brian Smith, classical guitar and looper
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

John Williams, arr. Brian Smith: Cantina Band
Revien: Phil Snyder, cello | Kyle Dawkins, classical guitar | Brian Smith, classical guitar
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Hall, Athens, GA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat ('Jeunehomme'), K. 271: Movements 2-3
Plamena Mangova, piano | Basel Symphony Orchestra | Ivor Bolton, conductor
St. Francis' Church, Locarno, Switzerland

Florence Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint: Nos. 2-5
Catalyst Quartet
Chamber Music Northwest, Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH

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