SAMUEL & ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY
Washington Music Educators Association presents participants from the WIAA/WMEA State Solo Contest.
S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM
Featuring pianists: Colleen Adent • Yelena Balabanova • Shannon Cassady • Tom Grant • Michael Allen Harrison • Kelsey Lee Keogh • Alexander Lu • Mac Potts • Hailey Potts • Stanley Yerlow • PLUS! Community Guest Artist Nader Kabbani
For the last eight years Ten Grands Seattle has raised over one million dollars for music education. Be part of the thrill! Join us for an unforgettable evening with award-winning pianists as they play classical, boogie woogie, pop, jazz, blues and more.
Concert proceeds benefit the Seattle Symphony’s educational programs and other select organizations.
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Colleen Adent is a classically-trained, improvisationally-minded pianist. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s accomplished pianists, the uniqueness of Colleen’s artistry lies in her ability to improvise as well as perform as a classical musician.
Yelena Balabanova, a native of Moscow, Russia, is one of only 6 Steinway Classical Artists in our state. She is an acclaimed soloist and is widely recognized for her extensive repertoire, original interpretations, and innovative programs.
A student of Dr. Sasha Starcevich, Shannon Cassady was one of the seven National Finalists in the 2012 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano competition held in New York City.
Tom Grant is one of the original Smooth Jazz artists, considered one of the founders of that genre who's hit records on major labels from the 80's propelled him to national and international recognition.
Michael Allen Harrison delivers music to the heart. His classical contemporary style carves a distinct niche of timeless music that has connected with thousands throughout his three-decade career.
Nader is the Vice President of Amazon’s Worldwide Transportation business. He has been at Amazon for 11 years. Prior to this role, Nader and his team built Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) which enables authors and publishers worldwide self-publish their books in digital and print-on-demand and earn a living.
This is Kelsey Lee Keogh’s second year with Ten Grands. She is a pianist in the greater Seattle area, and can be found regularly performing at SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle, Canlis and The Bellevue Collection.
Alexander Lu is a Junior at the International Community School in Kirkland and studies piano with Dr. Sasha Starcevich. Lu was the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural “King FM Ten Grands Young Artist Award” competition.
Mac Potts was born blind, with absolutely no vision, whatsoever. He began playing piano at about two.
Hailey is a veteran pianist in the Portland Ten Grands for Kids shows, a Piano! Push Play! pianist and recording artist, Ten Grands on the Green artist, and Portland Ten Grands artist.
Steinway Artist Stanley Yerlow has made frequent appearances on the popular daytime TV programs Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Live with Regis and Kelly. Through these appearances, Yerlow has become known to millions of viewers as Regis Philbin’s music director.