Bio

Heralded by the Los Angeles Daily News for possessing a "virtuosic technique, tone, and musicality”, Evan Pensis is a pianist based in Los Angeles, California. Pensis has won numerous national and international piano competitions. Most recently, Pensis was awarded First Place in the VSA Kennedy Center International Young Soloists Competition and as a grand prize winner, debuted at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

 

Other notable awards include the 9th Siegfried Weishaupt International Klavierwettbewerb, Grand Prize and Audience Award (Bad-Wurttemburg, Germany, 2013), the Redlands Bowl National Young Artist, First Place (Redlands, CA, 2013) and the Susan Torres International Piano Competition, Second Place (Fresno, CA, 2014). The Schwaebische Zeitung (Germany) praised his gala concert performances for his “extraordinary virtuosity of the piano”, leading for the recording to be broadcast internationally on the SWR Radio.

 

Beginning piano at age 11, Pensis made his national debut six years later with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra and later that summer debuted internationally in Perugia, Italy with the Muenster Hochschule Orchestra under the baton of Zvi Carmelli. Pensis has been a featured performer in music festivals including Redlands Bowl National Young Artist Festival, ISAM Ochsenhausen Sommerakademie, Colorado Piano Festival, Arizona Musicfest, Classical Exposure, Chandler Symphony Young Geniuses and many more.

 

Pensis is currently studying piano performance on scholarship with Maestro Daniel Pollack at the University of Southern California with a Minor in Linguistics. He was recently invited to be a USC Renaissance Scholar and Fellow of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study. Pensis plans to continue his musical studies and concertize on both national and international stages.

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Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K 281 (189f)
Prokofiev: Etudes (4) for Piano, Op. 2
Chopin: Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61


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