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.
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 12 Steinway Classical Artists in our state.
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.
Master instrumentalist, talented singer, songwriter and natural entertainer, Tom Grant nimbly walks the line between jazz tradition and modern pop.
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 22-year-old pianist is a veteran of stages from the Northwest to New Orleans. Blind since birth, he quickly displayed musical talent.
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.