20 MELEMED Mackenzie

MELEMED Mackenzie
United States
age 22

The Juilliard School 2013–
New England Conservatory, Boston 2008–2013

Mackenzie Melemed (born 27 February 1995, USA) began performing concerts at a young age, notably for senior citizens, charitable organisations and at local schools, where he encouraged students to share their talents within their communities. Melemed has performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall and in recital throughout the United States, Czech Republic, Finland and Japan. Most recently he won the first prize at the Iowa International Piano Competition. He is a graduate student at The Juilliard School, studying with Robert McDonald. He enjoys foreign languages and studied Finnish for three years at Columbia University.

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

First round

AVNER DORMAN Three Etudes for Piano: Sundrops over Windy Water, Funeral March, Snakes and Ladders (2012)
J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor (WTK I)
CHOPIN Etude in C major op. 10/7
HAYDN Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI/34
SCRIABIN Etude in D-flat major op. 8/10
AVNER DORMAN Piano Sonata no. 2 (2000)

Second round

SIBELIUS Valse triste op. 44/1
BEETHOVEN Sonata in F major op. 54
LISZT Harmonies poétiques et religieuses: VII Funérailles
IMPROVISATION
MEDTNER: Forgotten Melodies II op. 39: IV Canzona matinata, V Sonata tragica

Finals

DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet no. 2 op. 81
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto no. 3 op. 37