Date & Time: Saturday January 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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News Update: Eric Tran as been selected as one of the 26 pianists to be qualified to the 2020 US National Chopin Competition to be held in Miami, FL on February 22 – March 1. Mr. Tran will dedicate the concert on January 11 to works by Chopin.
All Chopin Program
- Mazurkas Op. 17
- Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F Major
- Étude Op. 25 No. 6 in G-sharp minor
- Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1 in B Major
- Scherzo Op. 54 in E Major
- Barcarolle Op. 60 in F-Sharp Major
- Waltz Op. 42 in A-flat Major
- Polonaise Op. 53 in A-flat Major
- Ballade Op. 52 in f minor
About the Artist
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, Art of the Piano, 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.
Eric also comprises one half of the notorious “Happy Dog” piano duo, with his piano partner, Nathan Cheung. They won both the 1st Prize and the Abild American Music Award at the 2017 Ellis Duo-Piano Competition, hosted by the National Federation of Music Clubs. For over a decade, they have performed four-hands originals, transcriptions, and classics alike with a focus on bringing humor and joy to the classical music world.
Eric is currently pursuing a DMA in piano at UW-Madison with Christopher Taylor.