The Abby Whiteside Foundation
Will Healy and Gabriel Zucker
2020 Sophia Rosoff Concert Series
Will Healy & Santiago Leibson, piano
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

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Pianist-composers Will Healy and Santiago Leibson present music from the Americas, from Canada to Argentina and countries in between. They have chosen to perform seminal works from the piano repertoire including Barber's "Piano Sonata" and Ginastera's "Danzas Argentinas", and will present world premieres as well as recent works imbued with classical, jazz, heavy metal, and folk idioms. 

Will Healy

Ginastera – 3 Danzas Argentinas
Healy – 3 Etudes (world premiere)
Harry Stafylakis – Obstinata 2. Hammergrind (world premiere)
Gershwin/Wild – Embraceable You
Healy – Etudes for Melancholy Robots: III. Trains
William Bolcom – The Garden of Eden Suite: III. The Serpent's Kiss 

Santiago Leibson

Leibson – 3 Pretangos
Gardel & Lepera – Soledad
Cobian & Cadicamo – Nostalgias
Gardel & Lepera – Volver
Samuel Barber – Piano Sonata in Eb flat minor

Works by Charles Ives, Wadada Leo Smith, Gabriel Zucker (World Premiere), Samuel Barber, Gabriel Kahane and Will Healy (World Premiere)

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, pianist SANTIAGO LEIBSON relocated to New York City in 2014 to pursue a Masters in Jazz Performance at New York University. After graduating in 2016 he has been studying privately with John Kamitsuka.

He has been a member of both Buenos Aires and New York jazz scenes, collaborating with great musicians such as Francisco Mela, Michael Attias, Tony Malaby, Guillermo Klein and Sergio Verdinelli.

His last trio recording "Episodes" was released in 2018 through FreshSounds New Talent. In addition, he has participated in several records as a sideman.

As an educator, Mr. Leibson has worked as Adjunct Instructor at New York University from 2015 until 2016. Nowadays, he teaches private lessons and works as Pianist Accompanist at Ballet Hispanico.

WILL HEALY is a composer and pianist based in New York. Noted for his "lushly bluesy" sound and "adroitly blended... textures" (New York Times), he is the artistic director of ShoutHouse, a collective of hip-hop, jazz, and classical musicians. After playing trumpet in an Afrobeat band for a few years, he grew interested in collaborating with performers from many corners of the New York music scene. In addition, he is an accomplished pianist specializing in Bach, with a repertoire that includes the complete Goldberg Variations. Healy was the recipient of the Richard Rodgers Scholarship at The Juilliard School, where he studied with John Corigliano, Steven Stucky, and Samuel Adler. He has also studied with Kevin Puts, Harold Meltzer, and Richard Wilson.

Recent awards include a 2017 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, the W.K. Rose Fellowship, a JFund commission from the American Composers Forum, and prizes in the Juilliard and Kaleidoscope Orchestra Composition Competitions. He was the recipient of the Aaron Copland Prize from the Bogliasco Foundation in 2018, and has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, and the L.A. Phil’s National Composers Intensive. Healy’s work has appeared at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Apollo, on the NY Philharmonic’s Biennial series, on "New Sounds" with John Schaefer (WNYC) and "Making Music" (WBAI), and more. He studied piano for many years with Dennis Malone at the Crestwood Music School.