by Daniel Hathaway
Rising young artists will be the subject of this season’s Tri-C Classical Piano Series, directed by Emanuela Friscioni. The three free concerts in the cycle, to be presented on Sundays at 2:00 pm in Gartner Auditorium of the Cleveland Museum of Art will be played by Beatrice Rana (Italy) on October 5, Gavin George (Granville, OH) on November 9, and Adi Neuhaus (Jerusalem, Israel) on March 22.
Rana rose to prominence at the age of 18, when she won first prize and all special prizes at the 2011 Montreal International competition. She went on to win second prize and the audience award at the Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth in 2013. Her recital on October 5 includes works by J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin and Sergei Prokofiev (see the concert listings for details).
11-year-old Gavin George studies with Antonio Pompa-Baldi and made his Cleveland debut with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra at Severance Hall in 2014.
18-year-old Adi Neuhaus studies with Lea Agmon at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He won first prize at the International Scriabin Competition in Moscow in 2008. He is a descendent of the legendary Russian pianists Heinrich and Stanislav Neuhaus.