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Symphony Orchestra 2023 Piano Concerto

Pianist William Lauricella and the ESYO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Etienne Abelin, perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18.

“[Rachmaninoff’s] music tenderly glorifies the beauty in life…the listener experiences the presence of human breathing, a vital flow of living speech, which goes from heart to heart.”
- Boris Asafiev

will1William Lauricella, the winner of the, the winner of the 2023 & 2020 ESYO Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, is a 17 year old pianist, percussionist and composer who has won first place prizes in various competitions including the 2022 Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Piano Concerto Competition, the 2022 CDCYM Chopin Competition - Master level category, the 2022 & 2021 Luzerne Music Center International Senior Concerto Competition, the 2019 Junior Luzerne Music Center International Concerto Competition, as well as the 2018 Schenectady Symphony Louise DeFeo Parillo Concerto Competition and the 2018 Tchaikovsky Music Competition at the New Russia Cultural Center. William was featured on PBS as the WMHT Classical Student of the month in 2019. He was recently a finalist in the 2023 Solo Piano Competition at Brevard Music Center Festival.

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