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Photo of Christopher Taylor (Christopher Taylor the first American to compete in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finals in 1993. He's performed in orchestras world-wide, and won the Kapell Competition, and the Gilmore Young Artist Award, among others.)

Christopher Taylor

"Those who know the pianist Christopher Taylor tend to speak of him in the hushed, reverent tones typically reserved for natural wonders if not the otherworldly. Colleagues trip over words like "innocence," "fervor," "beauty" and "vision" in an attempt to capture his elusive personality. Critics praise his virtuosity, his cerebral interpretations tempered by an aching tenderness, his unconventional programming and his advocacy of late-20th-century music." So goes the opening of the recent New York Times preview article about this remarkable young American pianist, an artist pursuing a varied and truly acclaimed career. While Taylor has a well-earned reputation for his exquisite performances of Bach and his exciting performances of romantic piano concertos, he has captured the attention of the music world with his recent tour de force programming of Olivier Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus,.

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Double Keyboard Piano with Christopher Taylor

Renowned pianist Christopher Taylor demonstrates the unique features of a special instrument that combines the harpsichord's ability to double its keyboard with the sound of a modern Steinway piano.