Southern California pianist Jason Stoll presents a program of Delicious Delights, featuring works by Mompou, Chopin, Kapustin, Earl Wild’s etudes based on Gershwin Songs, and Villemez’s Fantasy on Themes from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Sound of Music.
Federico Mompou Variations on a Theme by Chopin
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 and Fantasie-Impromptu, Op. 66
Earl Wild selections from Seven Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs
Andy Villemez Fantasy on Themes from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Sound of Music
Nikolai Kapustin selections from Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Southern Californian pianist, Jason Stoll, has garnered many praises and awards for his performances throughout his career thus far. He says: “Whether I’m performing Bach, Chopin, Gershwin, or any great composer, my mission as a pianist is to instill inspiration and imagination in all of my audiences. When I perform, I feel like the piano and I are one entity, making my connection with the public even more deeply profound. Performing to me is such an exciting and spiritual experience, and I’m humbly grateful to use the medium of the piano to communicate the language of music to everyone.”
Concert highlights for the upcoming 2018-2019 season include solo recitals and chamber music throughout California and New York, and a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Antelope Valley Symphony. Past concert highlights include a number of solo recitals throughout his native California, New York, Toronto and orchestral appearances with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Westlake Village Symphony, the California State University, Northridge Symphony, the York Symphony Orchestra, and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra among others. Mr. Stoll has also competed internationally and was named a Semi-finalist in the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition and Finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski Piano Competition.
In addition to a busy schedule of performing as a solo artist, Mr. Stoll is also a lover of chamber music. For the past year, he has been a member of ACE Trio which features Ryan Glass on clarinet and Shannon Canchola on flute. With this unique instrumentation, they have performed a varied and unique repertoire in a multitude of recital series throughout California. They were coined, “Musical Tour de force”, by the Mountaineer Progress Newspaper. Over the years, Mr. Stoll has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses working closely with many distinguished artists including Leon Fleisher, Emmanuel Ax, Stephen Hough, and Manahem Pressler.
As a teacher himself, Mr. Stoll has served on the faculty of the Bronx Conservatory of Music for three years teaching private piano lessons. Mr. Stoll holds degrees from California State University, Northridge, the Juilliard School, and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His principal teachers included John Perry, David Louie, Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Dmitry Rachmanov, and John Roscigno. Additionally, Mr. Stoll has attended several prestigious summer music festivals including the Miami Music Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Aspen Music Festival, and the Adamant Music School. Currently, Mr. Stoll is a piano instructor and lecturer at California State University, Northridge, and is also a freelance pianist, masterclass presenter and adjudicator throughout the Los Angeles area.