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For her musical creativity, electrifying stage presence, and remarkable range of repertoire (from classics to cutting edge), pianist Jade Simmons became the fi rst-ever New Music/New Places Fellow for the prestigious Concert Artist Guild. The Washington Post praised her as “a clear, powerful pianist with a magnetic personality … worth seeing any time.” In 2009, the young concert and recording artist hosted the fi rst-ever webcast of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Further expanding her worldwide audience in 2011, Jade hosted the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. The Houston Press named her “Houston’s Best Arts Ambassador” in 2011, a year she closed with a recital at the White House.

“The Paganini Project: The Magic of Variations”
Rachmaninoff / Prélude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Rachmaninoff / Étude-Tableaux, Op. 39, Nos. 2 and 6
Rachmaninoff / Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
Muczynski / Paganini Variations (“Desperate Measures”)
Liszt / Grand Étude de Paganini No. 6 in A minor (“Theme and Variations”)
Fazil Say / Paganini Jazz
Jade Simmons / Live Improvisation on a Tune by Rachmaninoff

With support from The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation
Series sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund

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Young Artists Series
Jade Simmons, Piano
A South Florida Debut

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