65. Azalea Kelley, piano

Sunday, July 9th, 2023 @ 7pm | All-Chopin Program

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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
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All-Chopin Program

Azalea Kelley, piano

Sunday, July 9th, 2023 @ 7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31

~ Intermission ~

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52


Azalea Kelley, 20, a junior at West Virginia University and a student of Dr. Lucy Mauro, was born and raised in New York City. Her consuming interest in Chopin began in high school, when she was named a winner in the Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship Program for Young Pianists in Miami, Florida. Subsequently she received First Prize at the Texas International Chopin Competition in 2022 and the Grand Prize in the Chopin with a View International Piano Competition in Chicago in June 2023. Other recent wins from this year have included First Place in the Lucy Boyan Balakian New York Young Performers’ Prize, sponsored by the Associated Music Teachers’ League, and the Jury Favorite Award in the Royal Conservatory’s Music Lights the Way Piano Competition in Toronto. As a scholarship student of Dr. Hui-Ting Yang at Troy University, Alabama during her freshman and sophomore years, Azalea won First Prize in the Gulf Coast Steinway Society Competition in Mobile and First Place in piano at the Birmingham Music Club Guild Scholarship Auditions. She also won First Prize and the award for best performance of the commissioned Chinese piece at the International Young Artist Piano Competition based in Washington, D.C. For thirteen years, Azalea studied the piano with Dr. Emily White at the Kaufman Music Center and the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, where she was also an avid student of ballet. Azalea has participated in summer festivals including the Edward Auer Piano Workshop at Indiana University, Alberta Pianofest in Canada, and the East Carolina Piano Festival.