His emergence on the international scene came in 1994, when his debut recording (Albulescu Plays Liszt, MANU1446) earned him the Grand Prix du Disque Liszt, awarded for the best Liszt recording of the year, adding Albulescuâ€™s name to that of legendary recipients such as Horowitz and Brendel. Since then, Mr. Albulescu has maintained a successful career in the United States and abroad, having appeared at prestigious piano series such as Viva Piano in Auckland, the Dame Myra Hess in Chicago, as well as Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Noted critic Harold Schonberg praised Eugene Albulescu in the American Record Guide, for his â€œinfallible fingers of steelâ€, declaring that â€œnothing, anywhere has any terrors for himâ€. Albulescu appeared in New York at BargeMusic in 1996, and later gave his Carnegie Hall Debut in the Stern Auditorium in 2001, performing the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra of St Peter.
He gained national recognition in the US with broadcasts on several classical stations, as well as on NPRâ€™s Performance Today. His outreach in over 100 US high schools with a program entitled â€œInside the Pianoâ€ linking technology and creativity earn him coverage from the major media, including articles in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Enquirer, as well as the cover of Clavier Magazine. He currently a Professor of Practice at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, PA.
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1. Sonata, Op106 in B Flat, Hammerklavier, I. Allegro
2. Sonata, Op106, Hammerklavier, II. Vivace
3. Sonata, Op106, Hammerklavier, III. Adagio Sostenuto
4. Sonata, Op106, Hammerklavier, IV. Largo/Allegro ris.
5. Sonata, Op 12 in F Major, I. Allegro molto
6. Sonata, Op 12 in F Major, II. Andantino, cantabile
7. Sonata, Op 12 in F Major, III. Vivacissimo