Christopher Taylor's approach to these etudes makes it clear why Liszt referred to them as "TRANSCENDENTAL"
1990 - First Prize - William Kapell International Piano Competion
One of first recipients of Irving Gilmore Young Artists' Award
1992 - Graduates from Harvard University, summa cum laude, with a degree in Mathematics
1993 - Bronze Medal - Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
2004 - A Decade plus of Concertizing around the Globe
"In his still developing combination of intellect, adventurousness, brawn, and open feeling, he has emerged as the leading American Pianist of his generation." Boston Globe
"There was fancy, beauty, tenderness and white-hot energy in his playing....an astonishing achievement."New York Times
"This young man is not merely a rising star - he is a rising comet." Sarasota Herald Tribune
TWELVE TRANSCENDENTAL ETUDES
Etudes d'execution transcendante
Liszt understood the appeal of virousity, and it was rare for him not to impose great demands on the pianist. In these Etudes, equal weight is given to musicality as to technique. Within these Twelve Etudes there is such a variety of musical expression, it can be said there is truly something for everyone's varied sensibilities. The range of Liszt's expressions is captured by Christopher's unique ability to reveal these expressions through his phenomenal interpretation of these astounding pieces.