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Daniel Colalillo: Pandemic Piano Preludes (Steinway Nashville)

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Tickets available online and at the door (Cash & Venmo)

Admission: $15

College Student w/ ID: $5

Under 18th: Free

“Pandemic Piano Preludes” is a distinctive classical piano program that emerged during the lockdown period. The project involves commissioned composers creating piano preludes, capturing the essence of reflection and uncertainty during those challenging times. In addition to these original pieces, the recital showcases beloved standard preludes by composers like Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff, alongside new preludes composed by the performer, offering a unique blend of musical exploration and tradition.

“Pandemic Piano Preludes”

J.S. Bach – C Major prelude WTC Book I

Stephanie Ann Boyd – Prelude: Gotham requiem Op. 78 (2021) *

Nikolai Roslavets – Prelude No. 5

Alexander Scriabin – Prelude for Left Hand Alone Op. 9 No. 1

John Corigliano – Prelude for Paul (2021)

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in D Major Op. 23 No. 4

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in G Minor Op. 23 No. 5

Olivier Messiaen – Prelude No. 1 La Colombe (The Dove)

Claude Debussy – La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)

Claude Debussy – La cathédrale engloutie (Sunken Cathedral)

Haralabos (Harry) Stafylakis – Prelude On the Valence of Memory (2020)*

Frédéric Chopin – Prelude No. 20 in c minor

Frédéric Chopin – Prelude No. 24 in d minor

* Commissioned and Premiered in NYC by Daniel Colalillo

Program subject to change.

Daniel Colalillo is a highly regarded classical pianist based in New York City. He is renowned for delivering powerful and distinctive performances with a high level of musical integrity. He has received critical acclaim from “The New York Times” and has established himself as a sought-after soloist. He has given solo recitals at prominent venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Bargemusic, Symphony Space, Columbia University, Princeton University, and has performed in several cities including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Nashville, Toronto, Montreal, and more. Daniel also serves as the Artistic Director of “Classical Keys,” a concert series held in Morristown, NJ and NYC where he actively performs chamber music. As a dedicated educator, he operates his own private studio and was awarded “Top Piano Teacher” by Steinway & Sons in 2022. Recently, he is a Musician Owner and serves on the Council of “Groupmuse,” a series of chamber music house concerts in the US and abroad. Daniel graduated with a Master of Music from Mannes College: The New School for Music and began playing piano at the late age of 15.


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