Drew Petersen
March 28, 2018
Pianist with Indy ties wins the same award renowned violinist Joshua Bell once received

His performance will be broadcast on the radio station and its website wqxr.org at 9 p.m. April 24.

The grant is awarded to up to five talented instrumentalists and chamber ensembles with great potential in professional careers as musicians. Each recipient receives $25,000 to aid in advancing a career.

Other honorees included Xavier Foley, double bassist; Francisco Fullana, violinist; and the Calidore String Quartet.

Petersen, a Christel DeHaan fellow and winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards, has been featured in The New York Times and a documentary called “just normal” from director Kim A. Snyder.

Currently a candidate in the Arts Diploma Program at the Juilliard School, the pianist will release his debut album under the Steinway & Sons record label this spring.

Related Link
Back to List
Back to Top