Brian Woods - Pianist: Pushing the Boundary to Keep It Fun and Interesting

American pianist Brian Woods has emerged as a compelling artist of international acclaim. Woods' 2021-2022 season highlights include his solo debuts at the World Chess Hall of Fame and as a featured soloist for the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis. A native of St. Louis, Woods has enjoyed success in numerous distinguished competitions, including the Verona International Piano Competition, The American Prize, the Music Teachers' National Association Young Artist Competition, and the Artist Presentation Society Auditions. A trove of insights from this bright young pianist. BTW, he begins his debut as Music Director for Classical Programming at the World Chess Hall of Fame with a solo recital on January 20, 2022, at 7 pm! Don't miss this opportunity to not only hear me perform a short program live in the New Year but get your first look at the 2022 Season! Capacity is low, get your tickets now!

[01:07] Background

  • Music, piano, university
  • John O'Conor
  • Playing by ear and moving to read music
  • Playing in church

[10:18] Mishaps on stage and the enjoyment of the musical performance

[12:52] Chamber Music Society Performance

[14:05] Beethoven Sonata in F minor Opus 57

[17:18] Memorizing music

[22:19] Piano Masterclass

[24:00] Technicality vs Musicality

[28:07] Importance of Mentors and Teachers

[39:12] Words to budding musicians and pianists

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