Alexander Wu and Sasha Papernik: All4One Piano Duo

October 2, 2014 | 7:30 pm | 61 W 62 St | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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From start to finish, an All4One Piano Duo (one piano/four hands) concert is an aural and visual tour de force. The New York City-based group—comprised of Yamaha Piano Artist Alexander Wu and classical pianist Sasha Papernik—performs pieces ranging from Mozart’s A Little Night Music to tango to a medley of Broadway songs by George and Ira Gershwin and more. This entertaining tag team piano performance slips seamlessly between solos and duets interwoven with lively storytelling about the music, the composers, and the times they lived in. The All4One Piano Duo has performed numerous concerts at venues along the east coast including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Merkin Concert Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City, the Edna Hibel Museum at Florida Atlantic University, MusikFest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the Boston and Malden Public Libraries in Massachusetts.

Hailed for his “innate technique” by the Wall Street Journal, Alexander Wu has established himself as a pianist equally at home in both the classical and jazz worlds. In addition to appearing at a variety of American venues including Carnegie Hall, multiple Lincoln Center stages, the Smithsonian Institute, and more, he has also visited dozens of international stages in Europe and Asia. In 2009, he was invited by the Spanish Embassy in Paraguay to give a series of master classes in Spanish and Latin American music. He was also a guest artist and faculty member for the Interpretation of Spanish Song Festival, which included performances in Barcelona, Madrid, and Granada.

Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and songwriter Sasha Papernik draws on her dual heritage and love of nature to craft smart songs that span the genre and continental divide. In 2013, her New York-based ensemble presented the interactive concert I Speak Music as part of Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist series. The recipient of a 2012 and 2013 Wildacres Artist Residency, Sasha was recently selected by Carnegie Hall to perform as part of its popular Musical Explorers Series.

Presented in collaboration with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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