Piano X

Concert Truck

A new unique initiative at the 2019 Piano Festival is Piano X. This initiative aims to explore and showcase new voices, new formats, and the new direction the piano can take as a solo and collaborative instrument in today’s live music scene. Headlined by Conrad Tao, who will perform an evening recital on Monday, June 17, the initiative will also include presentations, workshops, and open panel discussions by David Cutler, a composer, pianist, author and a leading figure in the bourgeoning field of music entrepreneurship, Leo Svirsky, past winner of the festival and a pianist and composer with a unique and innovative voice, and Susan Zhang, also past winner of the festival, who together with her partner, Nick Luby, co-founded “The Concert Truck”, a mobile venue for classical music. “This new endeavor has been in the development for several years,” says Artistic Director Marina Lomazov. The ‘X’ in Piano X stands for ‘unknown factor’, the elusive “it” in the art of performance, and it also stands for exploration, experimentation, and excitement. The festival is eager to showcase and support those who find new paths or see the familiar through a different lens.

Featuring NICK LUBY and the Southeastern Piano Festival Associates

Nick Luby

Monday, June 17, 2019
Columbia Museum of Art Boyd Plaza

Presented in collaboration with the Columbia Museum of Arts

DAVID CUTLER, Professor of Music Entrepreneurship
A Life in Music: Nine BIG Ideas on financial freedom and success

David Cutler

Monday, June 17, 2019

In a cutthroat world where disruptive technological change has rewritten all the rules, success requires much more than talent and hard work. This powerhouse presentation by arts entrepreneurship guru David Cutler unveils nine big ideas that help musicians thrive.

Piano X Headline Concert

Conrad Tao

Monday, June 17, 2019
Columbia Museum of Art

Piano recital reimagined with a rising star of the New York City concert scene
$20 general admission
$5 Students
18 and under: free

Piano X Project

Piano X

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Part music recital, part literary event, part theater, this show features unique and varied talents of the SEPF participants under the leadership of the Piano X team: The Concert Truck co-founders Nick Luby and Susan Zhang, Leo Svirsky, and Conrad Tao

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