Playing Jenga at the American Pianists Awards!

The five finalists of the 2021 American Pianists Awards take a break from media day to play a game of Jenga. Filmed on the canal outside the Indianapolis History Center--home of the Basile Theater where they will perform both solo recitals and chamber music with the Dover Quartet--Kenny Broberg, Dominic Cheli, Michael Davidman, Sam Hong and Mackenzie Melemed enthusiastically embrace a wide range of topics with APA's Lee Clifford.

More Jenga with each finalist:

Kenny Broberg

Dominic Cheli

Michael Davidman

Sam Hong

Mackenzie Melemed




Watch all five perform chamber music, concerti and solo works live June 25-27, 2021.


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