Sara Daneshpour
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Sara Daneshpour is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, and presently studies under the direction of Dr Oleg Volkov. At age 21, she has performed not only in her native city of Washington DC, but also in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden. Ms Daneshpour has been heard on stages of such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia. She has also been featured nationwide on 160 public radio stations, including the venerable WGBH in Boston.

Ms Daneshpour has received many awards in international competitions, including 2nd prize at the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland, 1st prize, Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the 2007 6th International Piano Competition in San Jose, California, and a medal at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona.

Ms Daneshpour's performances have earned high accolades of audiences and critics alike. The Washington Post wrote of her performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: "...she created transfixing poetry. And she found delightful details in passagework and incidents that other pianists treat as routine." The Baltimore Sun stated that Ms Daneshpour "delivered a powerhouse account of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No.1 producing enough tone for two pianists in the process," while The Mercury News called her performance "...sensational. Strength, finesse, passion; it was all there."