In our continuing coverage of recent concerto competitions, Introductions plays all four finalists from the 2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition. This year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute opened the competition up to piano soloists, and all four finalists performed their chosen concerto movement with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and conductor Andrew Grams on Saturday March 19.
Two of the four have appeared on Introductions before: Noah Kim gave a solo recital in March 2021, and Kimiko Darcy appeared as a finalist in the Emilio de Rosario Piano Concerto Competition in July 2017. Additionally, Shivshankar Prasad has applied to perform on Introductions and has been offered a live recital appearance in the autumn of 2022; and for winning this competition, Noah Kim has been offered a second solo recital before he finishes high school.
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (excerpt)
Noah Kim, piano
First broadcast March 20, 2021.
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat:
I. Allegro maestoso
Kimiko Darcy, piano; Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Andrew Grams, conductor
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16:
I. Allegro molto moderato
Shivshankar Prasad, piano; Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Andrew Grams, conductor
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26:
Kevin Zhou, piano; Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Andrew Grams, conductor
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
I. Andante sostenuto
Noah Kim, piano; Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Andrew Grams, conductor