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Asheville, NC 28801
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Freeburg Pianos and the Music Foundation of Western North Carolina along with Mason & Hamlin Piano Company is proud to produce its 6th Annual World Masterwork Series…


Christopher Tavernier, is our featured artist and is thrilled to combine
his passion for the classical foundations and techniques with today’s musical themes
from today’s Hollywood’s Greatest Musical Mega-Hits.

With Christopher’s dedication to classical music
this is a testament how todays youth can bridge the classical style
with today’s current popular music.

EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS… will be performed at the

Diana Wortham Theatre

18 Biltmore Avenue - Asheville, NC 28801

Saturday, September 1st 6:45 PM

Box Office : (828) 257-4530

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A Masterwork Performance - Christopher Tavernier, Pianist

Pianist Christopher Tavernier made his orchestral debut with the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of thirteen in Rocky Mount, NC, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in the opening concert of the orchestra’s Fall 2013 season.   Since then he has won the Hendersonville, Asheville, Augusta, and Charlotte Symphony concerto competitions, and second prize in the National Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he was the youngest performer in the history of the competition.   This past summer he was one of two pianists who won the Brevard Music Festival Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition, competing in a field that included college undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition to a growing solo repertoire, Christopher has performed concerti by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev.   Also a dedicated chamber musician, he performs frequently with the Rutherford Chamber Consort.   In addition, he has performed benefit concerts in support of the Mission Foundation's “Ladies Night Out” -- a collaboration of women helping women who provide free mammograms and health screenings for uninsured/underinsured women.

Christopher has been featured on ABC affiliate television station WLOS, CBS affiliate WSPA in Spartanburg (Scene on 7), Carolinas CW62 (Studio 62), and Carolina Live NPR radio, and WCQS in Asheville, NC.   In 2015 he was named the first International Perzina Artist in the company’s 147 year history.   Christopher studies in Hendersonville, NC, with Dr. John Cobb and in Spartanburg, SC, with Dr. Douglas Weeks.

He has published recordings in DVD and CD formats.

Christopher's Youtube Channel

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The piano that Tavernier will be performing on is especially noteworthy.    Made in Boston, Massachusetts and sold exclusively by Freeburg Pianos in Hendersonville, this latest American-made Mason and Hamlin model CC-94 Concert Grand piano is making its premier main stage performance this evening.   Weighing in at fourteen hundred pounds, the CC-94 (nine-feet-four-inches) is the third longest grand piano on the market.

One of only seventy-six Mason and Hamlin CC-94 grands, this handmade piano is lauded for its immense power as well as its sensitive and responsive action.   This piano is capable of extreme colors, shadings and textures, all with extraordinary clarity.   It can respond to the most sensitive interpretation and easily cut through an entire symphony orchestra without sounding harsh.   From it thunderous bass to its bell-like treble, the CC-94 is perfect for a wide range of repertoire and musical genres.

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    EMCEE of the 6th Annual World Masterwork Series

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