Albert Cano Smit

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 3pm – Ossining High School

Photo by Chris Lee

Praised as “a moving young poet” and “a great romantic” (by Christophe Huss – Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit is critically acclaimed as a pianist with “exceptional gifts” and enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital, and chamber music stages. Noted for his captivating performances, storytelling quality and nuanced musicality, the First Prize winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and our Performance Award has appeared as a soloist with the San Diego, Montreal, Las Vegas, Manchester, and Barcelona symphony orchestras, amongst others.

He also won First Prize at the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition, which presented him in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Most recently, Albert was awarded the 2020 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Prize from The Juilliard School.

Mr. Cano Smit is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School. Previous teachers include Ory Shihor, Graham Caskie and Marta Karbownicka. He has benefited from extensive artistic advice by YCA alumni Richard Goode and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, with whom he gave four-hand performances at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles and Wallis Annenberg Center Hall in Beverly Hills. Mr. Cano Smit is an alumnus of the Colburn School and the Verbier Festival Academy.

Mr. Smit’s program this afternoon will include:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
  • Olivier Messiaen, Le Baiser de l’Enfant Jésus, No. 15 from Vingt Regards
  • Isaac Albéniz, Iberia, Book I
  • Alberto Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2

Visit Albert Cano Smit’s website

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