We're back! Join the Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our November Piano Series, featuring Bryan Ojeda and Christian Brossard-Douglass! Refreshments will be served to grab after the concert.
Chopin, Polonaise in B-flat minor, Op. posth.
Mazurkas, Op. 56
- Allegro non tanto
Nocturne No. 2 in D flat major, Op. 27
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
Schumann, Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Etude 1: Un poco più vivo
Etude 3: Vivace
Etude 5: Vivacissimo
Etude 6: Agitato
Etude 7: Allegro molto
Etude 8: Andante
Etude 9: Presto possibile
Etude 10: Allegro
Etude 11: Andante
Etude 12: Allegro brillante
Bryan Ojeda has won the 1st prize at the 12mo Reencuentro de Jóvenes Pianistas (2014), the Primer Concurso de Jóvenes Pianistas (2015), the Concerto Competition of “Experiencia Sinfónica” (2018), the XXII Concerto Competition CMPR (2019), and the 3rd prize at the XIX Concerto Competition CMPR (2016) and the XX Concerto Competition CMPR (2018).
He has given recitals in Puerto Rico and the United States and performed at the Pablo Casals Symphony Hall, Hole Memorial Auditorium, Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall, Antonio Paoli Festival Hall, Sanromá Hall, Anthony Junior Soto Hall, and Tapia Theater among others. Since his concerto debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (2015), he has given concerto performances with ensembles such as the Puerto Rico Symphony, Philharmonia Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, TIMM Ensemble and the Young Artists Concert Orchestra of Puerto Rico, an organization which he co-founded along with composer Emmanuel Segarra. He has also collaborated with conductors including Roselin Pabón, Pedro Tirado Caban, Alfonso Piacentini, Emmanuel Segarra, Maximiano Valdés and Francesco D'Ovidio, and premiered Segarra’s Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra in 2018 with the Young Artist Concert Orchestra of Puerto Rico.
He recently recorded Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns with the Young Artists Concert Orchestra of Puerto Rico and also gave his debut at the Festival Casals 2021 accompanying the acclaimed choir Coralia under Carmen Acevedo. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Piano Performance at NYU Steinhardt.
Christian Brossard-Douglas is a 4th-year student at NYU Steinhardt. Prior to his collegiate studies, Christian attended The Colburn School in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Miji Kim and Jeffrey Lavner. He has performed internationally at venues such as The National Opera Center, Basilica Menor de San Francisco, Zipper Concert Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Jose Martí Sala de Artes. Additionally, he has been a top prizewinner of competitions such as the London Youth Piano Competition, Quebec International Music Competition, Prima Volta Music Competition, NAACP’s ACT-SO, the NANM Music Awards, and the LACHSA Concerto Competition. As a soloist, he performed with the LACHSA Symphony Orchestra and Variations Havana Chamber Orchestra, as well as played in masterclasses for André Laplante, Anthony de Mare, Eteri Andjaparidze, Gwhyneth Chen, and Alan Feinberg.
Christian is an active chamber musician in the Los Angeles area and has performed with the Orford Music Academie Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble under Ånders Åstrand. He is also a composer, and his music can be heard in short films that have appeared at the MoonDance Film Festival (Los Angeles), All American High School Film Festival (New York), and the S.E. Manly Short Film Festival (Los Angeles). A piano performance major, Christian studies violin in the studio of Laura Hamilton and is a member of the NYU Symphony Orchestra.