Saturday, July 15, 2023

Armaan Mishra | 3rd Prize | Piano | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

 I currently study piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I have loved solo piano repertoire, playing in chamber groups, and composing across genres. Music, the language with no words, has served as a mirror to reflect inward and a bridge to connect outward for me. Some of the details of my studies and achievements are listed below. 

Selected to study piano and TAC (technology and applied composition) at the SF Conservatory of Music (SFCM), a highly selective pre-college music program
Won various competitions and invited to special festivals. Select notable accomplishments include: 1st place at the International Grieg Competition, 2nd place at the Bay Area Piano Competition, invited to perform at the Bach Festival and Golden Gate Park Flower Piano Festival 
Selected and served as piano accompaniment for two elementary school musicals with 130+ students each (only student chosen for this honor) 
Performed with multiple musical productions including chamber music (piano duo), multicultural concert with sarod/guitar/violin, 4-person band 
Study TAC, including digital composition, applications for film scoring and video game design; have created fusion compositions incorporating classical, pop, Indian, international music genres 
Studied music theory 1-on-1 with a Professor of Music at the College of San Mateo (2018-2021) 
Studied and performed at the Stanford Jazz Festival summer program
Chorus at SFCM; vocalist with piano for multiple school talent shows; invited to sing National Anthem a capella at Santa Clara University Men’s basketball game 
Live-streamed a solo piano concert during covid-19 pandemic, playing nine pieces, a 45-minute complex repertoire for 100+ audience.
Produce and perform at several community events, including as emcee and with vocals, dance, and keyboard. 
Volunteered as a pianist at a home for the elderly and traveled with a non-profit organization in Cambodia dedicated to rejuvenating the lost arts (after the Khmer Rouge genocide), performing alongside the traveling musicians.

Simply put, music has shaped me, and hopefully will help me shape the world."

1. Prelude in D Major, Op. 23 No. 4; Sergei Rachmaninoff (5:28)

2. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ""Pathetique""; Beethoven (5:11)

3. Nocturne, Lyric Pieces, Op. 54; Edvard Grieg (4:15)