Five Questions with 2021 Awards finalist Mackenzie Melemed

Mackenzie Melemed recounts finding out he was selected as a finalist for the 2021 American Pianists Awards, then shares stories of his youth and current interests. Listen to Mackenzie's answers to five questions accompanied by his performance of Rachmaninoff's Six Moments Musicaux..



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