Piano Series: March

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Join the Office of Student Life and Services in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our March Piano Series, featuring Kewen Qi and Brielle Perez! Refreshments will be served to grab after the concert.


Kewen Qi
Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

The Gnome
The Old Castle
Tuileries (Children's Quarrel after Games)
Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
"Samuel" Goldenberg and "Schmuÿle"
Limoges. The Market (The Great News)
Catacombs (Roman Tomb) – With the Dead in a Dead Language
The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)
The Bogatyr Gates (In the Capital in Kiev)


Brielle Perez
Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Nine Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39 

No. 1 Allegro Agitato

No. 2 Lento Assai

No. 3 Allegro Molto

No. 4 Allegro Assai

No. 5 Apassionato

No. 6 Allegro “Red Riding Hood”

No. 7 Lento Lugubre

No. 8 Allegro Moderato

No. 9 Allegro Moderato/Tempo di Marcia


Kewen (Kelly) Qi is a senior at NYU Steinhardt double majoring in piano performance and data science. Exploring the music of different eras with passion and a desire for authenticity, she has been praised for her interpretations of Romantic Music as well as her musical interpretation and her rich sound palette. Although Kewen is still exploring the possibilities for herself in the music industry as a performer and data analyst, she is also interested in data analytics in music, performing, music production, and computer music algorithms. Despite her solo piano repertoire, she has also been featured with the NYU Baroque Ensemble and various woodwind and string repertoires. Her chamber repertoire ranges from Baroque music to 21st-century contemporary music. She is a student of Artist Faculty member, Sasha Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies, Eduardus Halim.

Brielle Dulce Perez has performed as soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestra at music festivals nationally and internationally, and has also been awarded top prizes and winner of numerous piano competitions, performing at venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall of NYC, Dimenna Center of NYC, New York University, Rutgers University, Watchung Hall, Seton Hall University, and Caldwell University. Miss Perez had her solo debut with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra (Chiu-Tze Lin - conductor), where she performed the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2, at the age of ten years old. Miss Perez participated in programs and festivals such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the New York University Summer Piano Intensive, the Vienna International Pianists Academy of Austria, the Chopin International Piano Festival of Poland, the Vianden International Music Festival of Luxembourg, and the Malaga International Piano Festival of Spain. Miss Perez has also won top prizes and scholarships in competitions across the world; most notably the New York Piano Festival Competition, American Protégé Piano Competition, the Chopin International Competition of Hartford, the Windsor International Piano Competition (UK), the NYU concerto competition, and Camerata International Artist’s Competition. Brielle Perez attends NYU Steinhardt under the studies of Artist Faculty member, Eduardus Halim, majoring in Piano Performance as well as in Psychology.