Past Event

Midday Music @ Maison Française

September 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday, September 21, 2018
1-2pm | Maison Française


Beethoven Sonata op. 109
Franck Prelude, Chorale et Fugue
Chopin Preludes op. 28 #1-4, 13-18
Liszt/Volodos Hungarian Rhapsody #13


Born to a family of musicians, Misha Galant began piano lessons at the age of six and continued for fourteen years with his mother, Olya Katsman. Misha is a junior in the Columbia University and Juilliard School Exchange. Currently, he studies with Dr. Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School and with Dr. Yu-Jane Yang at Weber State University in Utah. He is the winner of numerous competitions and has performed with the Fort Worth, Rochester, Utah, Oakland, Peninsula, Livermore, Santa Rosa Youth, and California Youth symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2016, he went on tour of Austria and Italy with the California Youth Symphony, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Misha is one of ten students nationwide to receive the Chopin Scholarship from the Chopin Foundation and was a prizewinner at the first inaugural Van Cliburn Junior Competition and at the Eastman Piano Competition. Misha is indebted to Sharon Mann and Yoshikazu Nagai of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for their invaluable and inspirational coaching. In his spare time, Misha enjoys playing chamber music, swimming, reading, hiking, eating, and performing to raise funds for various volunteer organizations.