Piano Spheres presents pianists Paul Cornish Oct. 5th, and Andreas Folvos Apostolou October 19th in concert at Thayer Hall at the Colburn School. Both will hold workshops on October at Pasadena Conservatory of Music on dates to be announced soon!
Los Angeles based pianist Paul Cornish strives to inspire freedom and collaboration in his music and community. Currently the pianist for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance, he regularly performs at premier venues around Los Angeles and has been heard on stages around the world from Europe, Australia, and South America to Carnegie Hall. He is the winner of the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition. Also an accomplished composer and educator. He was a finalist in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Competition and is on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Growing up in Houston, Texas and attending the world-renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Paul follows a lineage of top pianists from Houston such as Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Helen Sung, and James Francies. He has performed and worked with artists Herbie Hancock, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Lehman, Kanye West, Terrace Martin, Mary Stallings, Thumpasaurus, Louis Cole, John Legend,Theo Croker, Sara Gazarek, David Binney, and many more.
Greek pianist-composer Andreas-Foivos Apostolou will be performing works by Leo Ornstein, Carl Vine, Hiromi Uehara, Tigran Hamasyan, and his own original works. The program will showcase world premières of a short unfinished Sonatine by Leo Ornstein and a commissioned work by LA-based composer George N. Gianopoulos. Apostolou aims to present contemporary works that highlight elements of post-tonal, jazz and experimental music, exposing the full range of the modern grand piano and utilizing unconventional techniques.
Paul Cornish is mentored by HOCKET, and Andreas Apostolou is mentored by Gloria Cheng as part of Piano Spheres’ Emerging Artist program funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Upcoming concerts with 2021-22 Emerging Artists
Andreas Foivos Apostolou – Emerging Artist
Andreas performs a world premiere by Leo Ornstein and a PS commission by George N. GianopoulosView Event - Andreas Foivos Apostolou – Emerging Artist
Paul Cornish – Emerging Artist
Emerging Artist Paul Cornish plays music by Black American women composers and his own compositions.View Event - Paul Cornish – Emerging Artist