The noon recital program by Venkatesh Sivaraman will feature Beethoven, Sonata in C Major, Op. 53; Messiaen, Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus; Liszt, Années de pelerinage: Premiere Année: Suisse. He is a student of Yukiko Sekino.
About Venkatesh Sivaraman
Venkatesh Sivaraman, ’20, has been a dedicated student of the piano for 15 years. He has been a gold medal winner of the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, OH, and performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009. He has performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Mozart’s Piano Concerto #23 in A major, and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with orchestras in Illinois, Louisiana, and Ohio. Most recently, he performed the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Venkatesh currently studies with Prof. Yukiko Sekino, piano faculty member at New England Conservatory and MIT. In addition to participating in the Emerson Scholar program this year, he also plays in a piano trio through the MIT Chamber Music Society. Venkatesh enjoys developing iOS apps in his spare time, including a minimalist puzzle game with an original piano/violin soundtrack (“loop : puzzler”). He intends to major in computational biology with a minor in music.