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The Music of DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH ARCO Chamber Orchestra, Damon Denton, piano, Fred Mills, trumpet $15.99
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Damon Denton
B born in Charleston, South Carolina. B.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music. M.M. The Juilliard School. Faculty assistant and student of Russian pianist, Oxana Yablonskaya. Other teachers have included Raymond Dudley, Jerome Lowenthal, Lillian Fruendlich, Julian Martin, Ann Schein, and Ilana Vered. As a young artist, Mr. Denton was a winner in the Annapolis Symphony and Baltimore Symphony Young Soloist's Competitions; the Peabody Concours; the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition ("...Denton left his listeners clamoring for more ... BRILLIANT!..." The Santa Barbara Press); the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition; and many others. Most recently he was a winner at the Fourth International Piano Competition held in Pretoria, South Africa. While there, he performed a nationally televised SABC broadcast of the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the National Symphony of South Africa live from the State Theater: "Denton has a huge range of tone and articulation..." The Pretoria News. Other recent performances have included Shostakovich Concerto No. 1, Gershwin Concerto in F, and Poulenc Aubade with the Philharmonica de Queretaro in Mexico; the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with the Macon Symphony Orchestra; solo performances at the United Nations; chamber music performances of Poulenc with the New York "Winds of New Amsterdam: at the Hartwick Music Festival; collaborative concerts accompanying members of the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, Utah Symphony, Paris Opera, and the Canadian Brass. He has been an accompanist for Metropolitan Opera star, Anna Moffo. "Denton transforms the piano into a mirror of the human soul."

The Athens Daily News

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