Kevin Ahfat Piano 2021

Kevin Ahfat
Canada
1994

Piano 2021 Edition

Piano 2021

 

About

Biography
“Poised to become one of the young heirs of the classical piano realm, with a bold, boundary-pushing, millennial style matched by refined execution” (Vanguard Seattle), pianist Kevin Ahfat “summons plenty of thunderpower, but clearly values musicianship over mere showmanship” (American Record Guide). Ahfat was named one of CBC Music’s 2018 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30..   

Training 
2018–2019: Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency, The Glenn Gould School 
2012–2018: The Juilliard School, BMus et MMusJoseph Kalichstein, Stephen Hough 

Prizes and Awards 
2018: OSM-Manuvie Competition – 2nd Prize, Prize for the best performance of the imposed Canadian work, Orford Music Prize
2017, 2013: Juilliard Concerto Competition– 1st Prize
2015: Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition– 1st Prize

Website

 

Semifinal

MOZART: Nine Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K. 573

BERG: Sonata, Op. 1

SCHUMANN: Kinderszenen Op. 15

Von fremden Ländern und Menschen • Kuriose Geschichte • Hasche-Mann • Bittendes Kind • Glückes genug • Wichtige Begebenheit • Träumerei • Am Kamin • Ritter vom Steckenpferd • Fast zu ernst • Fürchtenmachen • Kind im Einschlummern • Der Dichter spricht

GINASTERA: Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2

Danza del viejo boyero • Danza de la moza donosa • Danza del gaucho matrero

 

Kevin Ahfat is generously sponsored by Barbara Bronfman.