• DISCOVERING – 2021 Awards finalist Michael Davidman
  • BEAUTY of Music: Robert Schumann and the Piano Miniature
  • 2021 Awards Announcement Recap

2021 American Pianists Awards finalist Michael Davidman dishes about choosing repertoire for competition, the origins of “Puccini MD” and the best place for opera in New York City’s Koreatown!


While Beethoven and Schubert are considered transitional composers between the Classical and Romantic Eras, Robert Schumann emerged in the first generation of quintessentially Romantic composers.
American Pianists Association Artistic Administrator Milner Fuller explores some of the piano music of Schumann’s earlier years, particularly the works performed for the 2013 and 2017 American Pianists Awards.
The American Pianists Association recently announced that each of the 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists— Dominic Cheli, Kenny Broberg, Mackenzie Melemed, Michael Davidman and Sahun Sam Hong— will be awarded a cash prize of $50,000 before they even begin the Awards public adjudication process.
Here are just a few of the publications that have covered this news:
Despite multiple concert cancelations, artists have found creative ways to bring music to the world. Here are just a few up of the upcoming and on-going performances from our American Pianists Awards winners and finalists.
  • June 26, 2020 at 3pm EST – 2009 American Pianists Awards winner Dan Tepfer livestream duo concert with bassist Linda May. Tickets are $5 at dantepfer.com/tix
  • July 4, 2020 at 5pm EST – 2015 Awards winner Sullivan Fortner leads a group at Smalls Jazz Club, to be livestreamed on the Smalls page as well as smallslive.com
  • Now through August 9, 2020 – 2006 Awards winner Spencer Myer presents “To My Distant Love,” a one-on-one live telephone experience featuring Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte – click HERE for details
  • Mondays at 2pm EST –Dan Tepfer live-streams at facebook.com/dantepfer/live
  • Mondays at 7:30pm EST – 2019 Awards winner Emmet Cohen’s Trio streaming “Live From Emmet’s Place” – click HERE for details
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