Prodigious pianist Drew Petersen is the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Awards and the Christel deHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, and has been named Artist-in-Residence by the University of Indianapolis, commencing in the fall of 2017.
This is the latest accolade in a decorating young career that includes being prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
Petersen’s career had an ausipicious and early beginning – he was presented at the Carnegie Hall at age five and by age 10 performed a solo recital at Steinway Hall in Manhattan for the company’s 150th Anniversary. His uniqe gifts have been profiled in The New York Times, New York Magazine, in the documentary Just Normal and in the Andrew Solomon’s book, Far From the Tree.
Petersen graduate cum laude from Harvard at age 19 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Social Science and did his undergraduate and graduate music studies at the Julliard School. He was recently accepted into the prestigious Artist Diploma program at the Julliard School.