The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music proudly presents the Benno Rubinyi Piano Students Award in honor and memory of Benno Rubinyi’s musicianship and through the generosity of the late Jeannette Rubinyi and the Rubinyi family.
Each year, the piano department presents its students in a themed piano marathon. This year, the theme is "pianists in isolation", and all the piano students will present jointly prerecorded and live performances that emotionally respond to their time in quarantine.
In lieu of a traditional piano competition, this year the Rubinyi family will present awards to all the undergraduate students, marking an unprecedented year. Next year, the competition will return in its standard format.
Our program is as follows:
Alexander Scriabin-- Sonata No. 4 in f-sharp minor, Andante
Claude Debussy— Prelude No.6 Des pas sur la neige and Children’s Corner, "The Snow is Dancing"
Franz Schubert-- Impromptu in G flat major Opus 90 No. 3
György Ligeti-- Musica Ricercata No. 2
Nikolai Medtner-- Fairy Tale Op 51 No. 2
Maurice Ravel— Sonatine, Animé
Amy Beach Barcarolle op. 28 no. 1
Franz Liszt-- Annees de Pelerinage, Book 1, No. 9 (Les Cloches)
Clara Schumann Nocturne Op6 No2
Robert Schumann Kinderszenen, Träumerei
R. Schumann Kinderszenen, Hasche-Mann
Frederic Chopin -- Mazurka Op. 17 No. 2 in e minor
Original work, 2021
Zhou - Two Preludes and Fugues, II. (E Major)
Zhou - Two Preludes and Fugues, I. (D Major)
Schubert/Liszt - Erlkönig
John Corigliano - Fantasia on an Ostinato
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Barcarolle Op. 11 No. 1 (four hands)
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