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Grande valse brillante, op. 18

Mazurka in C Major, op. 56, no. 2

Mazurka in C Minor, op. 56, no. 3

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 35 (I)

Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2

Etude in F Major, op. 10, no. 8

Etude in E Minor, op. 25, no. 5

Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante, op. 22


Avery Gagliano cannot remember a time that music wasn’t a part of her life; it has always been her “most natural form of expression.” At age 9, she made her Carnegie Hall debut and her orchestral debut at the Strathmore Concert Hall. The following year she appeared on the NPR’s From the Top, was featured in the PBS documentary Arts and the Mind, and made her solo recital debut. Currently in her fourth year at the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Jonathan Biss and Gary Graffman, she has taken first prize at the Aspen Music Concerto, MostArts Festival Piano, and Chopin International Piano (Hartford) Competitions, was young scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and is a 2019 National YoungArts winner in music. As a soloist and an avid chamber musician, the Washington, D.C.-native has performed in major concert venues in her hometown, as well as across the United States, and in Paris, Oxford, Munich, and Perugia in Europe. During her free time, Avery writes pop songs, and loves to sing, read, and play ultimate frisbee.