Drew Petersen, APA Winner – March 18

Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 2 pm (1:15 pre-concert forum)

Every four years, we are fortunate to present the newest star from the prestigious American Pianists Association competition. In April 2017, Drew Petersen was selected as the latest winner.










Petersen was named winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards, recipient of the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, and has been named Artist-in-Residence at University of Indianapolis.









$35 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)

Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)




Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)

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Individual sponsor: Jeff Leiter, Jerry & Beth Biagini

Business sponsor: Mark Brown, DDS






Drew Petersen

A prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Drew has performed solo and concerto recitals in both Europe and the United States. He has been a top prizewinner in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. He has participated in master classes with Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Claude Frank, Menahem Pressler, Stephen Kovacevich, Ferenc Rados, and André Michel Schub.

Most recently, he is the 2016 winner of the Sanders-Juilliard-Tel Aviv Museum prize, which included an engagement at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. As the First Prize winner of the Friday Woodmere Young Artists Competition, he was featured multiple times on the McGraw-Hill “Young Artists Showcase,” hosted by Robert Sherman and aired on New York’s WQXR.

Drew graduated cum laude from Harvard with bachelor of liberal arts in social science and did his undergraduate music studies at the Juilliard School with Jerome Lowenthal. He is currently pursuing his Master’s of Music at Juilliard with Robert McDonald as a recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship.

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