Katelyn Tran Solo Recital
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
17-year-old Katelyn Tran’s debut recital was an unforgettable evening for the New York Piano Academy.
The ambitious program featured sonatas by Beethoven and Schumann, Chopin’s 2nd scherzo, Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Katelyn performed all these masterpieces on a beautiful Steinway D, courtesy of Klavierhaus New York.
Studying since the age of four, Tran has been praised for her “brilliant facility” and “sheer elegance and grace”. Her devotion to the piano and charismatic musical projections have taken her to Canada, Spain, France and Russia. She is only 17 years old.
“Ms. Tran handled [Schumann's Grand Sonata No. 3] with a mastery that was astonishing to behold in one so young, and one could envision that, given time to live with it, hers could become one of the outstanding renditions of the piece.”
“…when I heard her Liszt I could see why she could not resist adding it [to the program]. She handled it like child’s play.”
“Her playing itself, as heard in this debut recital, confirmed that she has a musical grasp far beyond her years…should she choose to pursue the musical life beyond this point, there seems to be no limit to how far she might go.”
The New York Piano Academy warmly congratulates Katelyn on her extraordinary achievement, and wishes her luck as she moves forward into her promising future.