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Heidi Louise Williams performs an outstanding combination of piano music by American composers.

A superlative program of piano music by American composers is offered by pianist Heidi Williams. The oldest work on the program dates from 1988 (William Bolcom) and the most recent was written in 2009 (Daniel Crozier), giving us a snapshot of what American composers have been writing for piano in the past 25 years. Praised by New York critic Harris Goldsmith for her ¨dazzling performances¨ and ¨impeccable solistic authority,¨ American pianist Heidi Louise Williams has appeared in performances across the United States and internationally. Her concert schedule has included solo and chamber music recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Brevard Summer Music Festival, the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a debut recital in St. Louis as winner of its 2000 Artist Presentation Society Auditions, as well as concerto appearances with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and others. Williams is on the piano faculty at the Florida State University College of Music. She completed her BM, MM, and DMA degrees at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland.
Contents:
John Adams, composer
American Berserk
Heidi Louise Williams, piano

Joan Tower, composer
No Longer Very Clear
Heidi Louise Williams, piano

Daniel Crozier, composer
Winter Aubade
Heidi Louise Williams, piano

Chen Yi, composer
Ba Ban
Heidi Louise Williams, piano

Augusta Read Thomas, composer
Traces
Heidi Louise Williams, piano

William Bolcom, composer
12 New Etudes, Book IV
Heidi Louise Williams, piano

Review:
"Pianist Heidi Louise Williams has already...well established her presence and reputation for promoting new music. ...an impressive display of daredevil technical stunts controlled by a strong emotional pulse. ...Williams doesn't just play this music, she lives it." (Classical Music Sentinel)

"An All-American program of solo piano music that is lots of fun..." (Philadelphia City Paper - Top Classical Albums of 2011)

"This particular collection of solo piano works is great fun to listen to...Heidi Louise Williams is a superb pianist who clearly has an affinity for modern repertoire. ...She has an impressive technique and a phrasing and style that fit this music perfectly!" (Audiophile Audition)

"Everything here is delivered with bold yet thoughtful playing by Heidi Louise Williams, a superb young American pianist...This is a terrific presentation of music by living composers, an unabashed pleasure to listen to, but also provocative and stimulating." (Fanfare)

"Heidi Louise Williams...has the muscularity and poetic power to bring this demanding repertoire to life." (American Record Guide)