Take Five: the 2023 Awards edition

Caelan Cardello, Esteban Castro, Paul Cornish, Thomas Linger and Isaiah J. Thompson take five for some Q&A at the piano. Share laughs, poignant memories and a love for spontaneous music as we get to know the finalists of the 2023 American Pianists Awards. Full episodes (five questions with each pianist!) will follow.


Caelan Cardello


Paul Cornish


Esteban Castro



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