Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Jan 21 2017 7:30 PM

San Francisco based pianist-composer Eric Tran is known for his friendly stage manner, thoughtful programming, and bold risk-taking. He has appeared in music festivals such as PianoTexas, Aspen, as well as festivals in Europe. His principal studies were with pianists Sharon Mann, Thomas Schultz, and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Eric is a graduate of Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During his studies, he was the winner of the concerto competitions of both institutions, and he was awarded the prestigious Robert M. Golden Medal for outstanding contributions to the arts. As a composer, he won the Pacific Musical Society Composition Prize, and his sets of children’s music have been programmed for over six years on the syllabus of the US Open Music Competition. His music has been performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Friction Quartet, his generous friends, and his charming piano students.

W.A. Mozart
Piano Sonata K. 570

Eric Tran

Thomas Adès
Darknesse Visible

Ferrucio Busoni
Sonatina No. 6

Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”
I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande
(Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside)
II. Szene am Bach (Scene by the brook)
III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute
(Merry gathering of country folk)
IV. Gewitter, Sturm (Thunder. Storm)
V. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm
(Shepherd’s song; happy and thankful feelings after the storm)