Series of six 30-minute programs featuring renowned conductor James Conlon and the six finalists of the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in Fort Worth, Texas. Explores the relationship between the concert pianist’s internal world and the composer’s score.
Episode 1: “Apollo or Dionysus” – featuring finalist Davide Cabassi and the Takacs Quartet
Episode 2: “Plato or Aristotle” – featuring gold medalist Alexander Kobrin and the Takacs Quartet
Episode 3: “Being It or Playing It” – featuring silver medalist Joyce Yang and the Takacs Quartet
Episode 4: “Beauty or Truth” – featuring finalist Chu-Fang Huang and the Takacs Quartet
Episode 5: “Technique or Spirit” – featuring Crystal Award winner Sa Chen and the Takacs Quartet
Episode 6: “Tradition or Innovation” – featuring finalist Roberto Plano, Crystal Award winner Sa Chen, and the Takacs Quartet