Guest Soloists

The 2020 MostArts Festival was set to welcome back 2019 Young Pianist Competition Grand Prize Winner Carey Byron, world renowned pianists Joaquin Achucarro and Peter Takacs, jazz pianist David Miller and guitarist Nilko Guarin. The soloists were set to perform in our Evening Concert Series, Chamber Music Series and Music Under The Stars.

Carey ByronCarey Byron

Winner of the 2019 MostArts Festival "Young Pianist Competition," 15 year old Carey Byron was set to return to perform the beautiful Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 at our Opening Gala Concert, Sunday, July 12th at 7:30pm, prior to the Festival's cancellation.


Joaquin AchucarroJoaquin Achucarro

Described as "The Consummate Artist," internationally renowned Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro was to return to Miller Theater to perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Maestro Zaliouk at our closing Gala Concert, Saturday, July 18th at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater, prior to the Festival's cancellation.


Nilko Andreas GuarinNilko Andreas Guarin

Since his Carnegie hall debut in 2009 Nilko Andreas has been captivating audiences on three continents as a soloist and chamber musician. He was to perform Concierto De Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo with the MostArts Orchestra in the 2020 Monday Evening Concert Series in Miller Theater. 


Peter TakácsPeter Takács

Hailed by the New York Times as "a marvelous pianist," Romanian-born pianist Peter Takács was scheduled to perform the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with the MostArts Festival Orchestra under the direction of Yuval Zaliouk, Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater, prior to the Festival's cancellation.


David MillerDavid Miller

Dave Miller began playing the piano at the age of 3. He was strongly influenced by his maternal grandmother, a concert pianist, and was encouraged by his parents to pursue musical study at a young age. Grounded initially in classical music, Miller gravitated to jazz as a teenager and never looked back.


Lucy Mauro

Lucy Mauro

Returning for her fourth consecutive year to perform in the MostArts Free Chamber Music Concert Series, pianist Lucy Mauro was featured to delight guests in Holmes Auditorium at 12 noon, Monday through Friday, prior to the Festival's cancellation.


Anthony Pattin

Anthony Pattin

Entering his seventh year as guest judge and soloist, pianist Anthony Pattin was to be heard in Holmes Auditorium at 12 noon, Monday through Friday, performing in our MostArts Free Chamber Music Concert Series, prior to the Festival's cancellation.


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