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  • Sat Jun 01, 2024
  • 12:00pm
  • In-Person Ticket
  • Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 250 95th Street
  • $10 - $30

Visiting Presenter / Music

Stretto Piano Festival Student Concert


International Stretto Piano Festival Day 3

Narrow Keys, Broad Minds, No Boundaries

View all the 2024 International Stretto Piano Festival concerts HERE!

Welcoming the piano and vocal students of Artistic Director Hannah Reimann, plus guest students and the community of kids and teens of New York City, The International Stretto Piano Festival celebrates hands of all sizes like never before in The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater. Everyone will have his or her choice of piano key size at this groundbreaking event, so please join us and try the stretto piano keys after the concert is over.

The concert will feature child prodigy Chelsea Solis, 7, a first grader from Spence School (NYC) started her piano journey when she was 4 years old. A student of Dr. Natela Mchedlishvili, she has made several successful appearances at international competitions, including first place in AFAF Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition 2021, first prize and exceptional young talent special prize in 2022 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, first Place Winner (Young Musicians Category) as well as Judges Distinction Award of the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2022.

Our NYC 7'4" stretto Steinway grand piano has 5.9-inch-octave keys, contrasting with the 6.5-inch-octave standard key size, allowing kids and players with small or medium-sized hands the opportunity to stretch octaves with ease and to reach 9ths, 10ths and more depending on hand size. In most cases, the player gains at least one more key in his or her stretch, just like Mozart would have when he was a child composing operas and piano pieces.

Chelsea Solis’s program at 2 PM will include:

J.S. Bach: Three-Part Invention , Sinfonia No.2 in C minor, BMV 788

Joseph Haydn: Sonata No. 42 in G Major, Hob. XVI:27 - I. Allegro con Brio

Edvard Grieg: Notturno, No 54 and Moods, Op.73, No.5, Étude ( Hommage à Chopin)

Claude Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113: 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Chopin: Nocturne in C minor Opus 48 No. 1


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 180 minutes

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