An Evening to Remember!
On October 13, 2018 Michelle Alvarado and Hannah Holman performed to a packed house at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall receiving a lively standing ovation.
Press Release Excerpt:
“Michelle Alvarado is a virtuoso who can handle any piece of written music.” -Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian
"Beautiful music and playing! Not only is Twelve Pieces for Solo Piano quite an achievement, but it’s also a great and valuable addition to the piano literature.”
-Andy LaVerne (legendary pianist, composer and author)
Pianist Michelle Alvarado performs Eric Starr’s Twelve Pieces for Solo Piano plus the world premiere of Starr's “Movement I: Time” from Between the Sandhills and the Sea for Cello and Piano featuring Hannah Holman. The latter is a tribute to WWI author and poet Vera Brittain.
Eric Starr is an award-winning composer whose music culls from traditions ranging from French impressionism to contemporary jazz. Steve Reich wrote,“I’m impressed with the directness of Eric’s music and the craft with which he has written it.” A protégé of the great Pavlina Dokovska, Michelle Alvarado is “a pianist of considerable merit” and “sublimely melodic” (Buffalo News). Hannah Holman's “...tone and technique are the stuff that cello legends are made of. ” (Fanfare Magazine)
Michelle Alvarado and Hannah Holman performing "Movement I: Time" from Between the Sandhills and the Sea.
Michelle Alvarado performing Twelve Pieces for Solo Piano