Delos congratulates pianist Dominic Cheli, who appears on Mark Abel’s new album The Cave of Wondrous Voice, on his award of $50,000 by The American Pianists Association for being a finalist in the APA’s American Pianists Award competition. Four other young finalists are being similarly honored a year before the deciding round, which will be held in Indianapolis on June 25-27, 2021.
The APA says the unusual move is being made “in response to the dire situation that musicians are living in, and in accordance with its mission to support and promote young American pianists.” A longer statement is provided by APA President/CEO and Artistic Director Joel Harrison in this press release.
Dominic was joined by violinist Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker in recording Abel’s composition The Elastic Hours for the “Cave” album (Delos DE 3570). Dominic previously recorded a CD of music by Muzio Clementi for the Naxos label.