Awadagin Pratt, guest conductor and pianist
|Chagnard Embargo, Suite Cubana (world premiere)|
|Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23
|Mozart Symphony No. 39
Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras.
As a conductor, Mr. Pratt has participated in the American Symphony Orchestra League and Conductor's Guild workshops and the National Conducting Institute, where he worked closely with Leonard Slatkin and conducted the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. He has also conducted the Toledo, New Mexico, Winston-Salem, Santa Fe and Prince George County symphonies, the Concertante di Chicago and two orchestras in Japan.
"Funky, intense... fiercely himself." - The New York Times