Friday, June 4, 2010

Tristan Savella

Tristan, age 18, is from Ithaca, New York. On his Solo Recital, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, he will perform:

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Nocturne no. 17 in B major,
Opus 62, no. 1

SERGE RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in D major,
Opus 39, no. 9


LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 30 in E major,
Opus 109
I. Vivace, ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo
II. Prestissimo
III. Andante molto cantaile ed espressivo


For the Duo, Concerto, and Solo program, he will play at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7:

MAURICE RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
I. Prelude
IV. Rigaudon

JOHANNES BRAHMS Sonata for cello and piano in E minor, Opus 38
I. Allegro non troppo

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Concerto No. 1 in C major, Opus 15
I. Allegro con brio



Now a student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Tristan Savella’s life has been a musical journey beginning in Ithaca, New York, where he was born, then to the Philippines, where he started piano lessons at the Yamaha School of Music. Returning to Ithaca when he was eight, he continued his piano studies and, in time, transferred to Miri Yampolsky at Cornell University. When he was thirteen, Tristan was accepted as a boarding student in Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy.

His journey has included performing in Weill Recital Hall in New York City’s Carnegie Hall after winning first place in the 2008 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. In 2009, Tristan performed at the University of Miami as a finalist in National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungARTS, a competition that usually has six to eight thousand applicants performing in nine different art forms. He was also a prizewinner in the 2007 Michigan Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition.

Tristan has performed in master classes and studied with teachers from several different schools of music. During the past three years, he has studied with Phiroze Mehta at Ithaca College and Thomas Lymenstull at Interlochen Arts Academy. He is currently a student of Nelita True.

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