Winner, Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions
Pianist Sara Daneshpour’s performances have earned high praise from audiences and critics alike. The Mercury News called her performance of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra “…sensational. Strength, finesse, passion; it was all there.” The winner of many international competition awards, Ms. Daneshpour was named the First Prize winner of the XII Concours International de Musique du Maroc (Morocco, 2012). She also captured the First Prize, Gold Medal, and Audience Award winner at the VI International Russian Music Piano Competition in San Jose, and was the Second Prize winner of the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition. She joined the roster of Astral Artists as a winner of its 2010 National Auditions. Highlights of the 2014-2015 season included recitals in Paris (Salle Cortot), Porto (Portugal), Indianapolis, Switzerland (Interlaken Music Festival), Washington D.C. (Smithsonian American Art Museum), and the Sanibel Music Festival. She recently appeared as concerto soloist with the Korean National Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bucks County Symphony, and the Simon Sinfonietta. Ms. Daneshpour has also given a solo recital in Paris’ Musée d’Orsay, and has performed for the Vancouver Chopin Society, the Steinway Series, and the Chopin Foundation of the United States. Sara Daneshpour is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Leon Fleisher, and holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky.
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JULY 2015 (Please destroy any previously dated material.)