Danse Russe by William Hagen & Albert Cano Smit
William Hagen has been praised for his energetic presence and buoyant sound” and “beautiful tone”. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Hagen began playing the violin at the age of 4. He has studied with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School, Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy, and was a longtime student of Robert Lipsett, studying with Mr. Lipsett both at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts and at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. In 2015, William won 3rd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, one of the highest-ranking Americans in the competition’s history.
23 year-old pianist Albert Cano Smit was awarded First Prize at the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition and also at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Europe, America and Asia, and has been praised for playing “with the maturity of someone three times his age” (CBC Music), for his “dazzling technical and emotional dexterity and musicianship” (DNA ) and “a superb musician has spoken” (Le Devoir). He has toured frequently with violinist Will Hagen and is a passionate chamber musician.
The album consists of 21 songs performed by William Hagen and Albert Cano Smit as piano accompaniment.
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