Interlochen Piano Intensives students Kate Moore and Donald Valencia
Two high school pianists visited Studio A to perform music of Kapustin and Gershwin.
Intensives are currently underway at Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Intensives are week-long immersive studies that take place in June, the week before Interlochen Arts Camp begins.
Music students experience a week packed with master classes, faculty recitals, student recitals, private lessons and workshops on movement, memorization and historical styles.
Two students from Interlochen's High School Piano Intensive visited IPR's Studio A this week.
Donald Valencia performed the Etude op.40, no. 1 by Nikolai Kapustin.
Valencia is 18 years old and from Naperville, IL.
There had been a bear sighting on Interlochen's campus earlier in the day, but Valencia wasn't fazed.
An Eagle Scout, he said he's well prepared to protect himself and his coolers from bears.
Kate Moore performed the Prelude no. 1 by George Gershwin.
Moore just turned 15 and is from Manhattan.
She's had a busy week, having already played in two recitals by the time she arrived in Studio A. She still has a master class performance on her agenda before week's end.
Without having coordinated ahead of time, both pianists were sporting eye-catching apparel below the knees.
At Interlochen's Intensives, Valencia and Moore are studying with Kara Huber, TJ Lymenstull and Robert Satterlee.
Kelley DiPasquale engineered this edition of Studio A.
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