Friday, July 13, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us at the City Stage in Polk Bros Park for a performance by Aliya Alsafa, part of Fresh Fest! presented by Allstate Insurance Company, a two-day showcase of Chicago’s talented young performing artists.
Aliya Alsafa is a 13-year old pianist from Chicago. Aliya has participated in local, national, and international piano competitions. She won First Prize in the primary division of the Emilio Del Rosario Concerto Competition, Chopin Youth Piano Competition, and Walgreens National Concerto Early Music Division. She also won First Prize in state and regional contests and Second Prize nationally in MTNA for composition. This year Aliya has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards: she was a medalist and category winner of “Best Chopin Etude” at the 2017 Seattle International Piano Competition; and, as MostArts youngest competitor, Aliya played with the festival orchestra at Miller Theater in New York, becoming a recipient of the Audience Favorite prize. Most recently, Aliya was awarded First Prize in the Sejong Piano Competition.
Aliya has performed in several prestigious concert venues throughout the country: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Ravinia Bennett Gordon Hall, Harris Theater, Merkin, and Benaroya Hall. As the youngest pianist, Aliya played for Orchestra Hall at Chicago’s Symphony Center for the “Keys to the City” festival hosted by Emanuel Ax. In 2013, Aliya was one of twelve pianists worldwide, selected for the inaugural Allianz Junior Music Camp through the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
Fresh Fest! presented by Allstate Insurance Company is a two-day showcase of Chicago’s talented young performing artists, presenting a range of musical and dance talent in a variety of styles, including blues, classical, rock, jazz and more.
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