On Saturday, September 21, 2019, there was a piano recital of considerable interest at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida, made possible by the Steinway Piano Gallery’s owner, Kenneth Silva. Albanian pianist Redi Llupa, who has been a guest artist and lecturer at the Eastman School of Music, primarily known for his performances of contemporary repertoire opened with an impressive performance of Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata, Op. 31, No. 2
Llupa was then joined by Inesa Gegprifti, who will be joining the Music Faculty at the University of Miami, in a highly sensitive performance of Debussy’s seldom heard Petite Suite for piano four hands.
The concert continued with solo works played by Sara Daneshpour, a top prize winner in the 2017 Artur Rubinstein Competition. Daneshpour has been performing concertos and recitals to high critical acclaim in the
US. , Russia, Germany, France, Spain and Japan, among other countries. In this concert she played selections from Bach’s Art of the Fugue, the Chopin Barcarolle and a brilliant performance of Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit.
The audience responded most enthusiastically to the recital.