May 27, 2014
The 17th annual Ross McKee Piano Competition final round will be held at 7 p.m. June 14 in the S.F. Conservatory of Music Recital Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
The finalists are, in order of appearance at the concert: Hana Mizuta, 15, Los Altos; Alice Zhu, 16, Cupertino; Emily Kvitko, 17, Palo Alto; Hanson Tam, 16, Hillsborough; Tristan Yang, 15, Cupertino; Leyla Kabuli, 14, Oakland.
Each will perform a 20-minute program, including selections from Beethoven’s Op. 53 (“Waldstein”), Op. 90 and Op. 109 sonatas; Fazil Say’s Black Earth; Schumann's Romance, Op. 28; and selections from two Prokofiev sonatas.
Each contestant will also perform the competition's required piece, the Toccata from Triptych (2007), a work by San Francisco composer Joseph Stillwell.