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Miles Swaminathan

A solo piano concert at the Steinway Piano Gallery Kansas City

Saturday, June 10, 2023

3:30 PM

Wine reception to follow



Sonata in A-Flat Major, Op. 26, “Funeral March” - Ludwig van Beethoven   

Andante con variazioni

Scherzo: Allegro molto

Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe




Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 37 - Gabriel Fauré


Sea Breeze - Miles Swaminathan 

The Fields of Fallen Souls - Miles Swaminathan 

*Kansas City premieres


Etudes, Book 2 - Claude Debussy

VII. pour les degrés chromatiques (for the chromatic degrees)

VIII. pour les agréments (for the ornaments)

IX. pour les notes répétées (for the repeated notes)

X. pour les sonorités opposées (for the opposing sonorities)

XI. pour les arpèges composés (for the composite arpeggios)

XII. pour les accords (for the chords)

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Miles Swaminathan, 19, has been studying the piano for twelve years and since winning his first piano scholarship at the age of 11, he has participated in Chamber Music Festivals, attended the Indiana University Piano Academy from 2016 through 2019 as a merit scholar, and in 2020 attended the Curtis Institute of Music’s virtual Young Artist Summer Program.

Since his public debut in 2018, he has given several solo recitals, performed at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Summer Program honors recitals, and was also invited to perform live on Kansas Public Radio. He has won first prize in local piano competitions with special recognition for both artistry and technique. In 2019 and 2020, he won the MTNA senior piano competition representing the state of Kansas and was named the alternate winner for the West Central Division each time. Miles has also performed with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble in fall of 2021. In May of 2022, Miles, a City, State, and Regional Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Scholarship winner, as well as a two-time President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award winner, graduated from Olathe Northwest High school and earned an endorsement with high honors in the district’s 21st Century Engineering Academy.

A National Merit Commended Scholar, Miles studied piano with Dr. Robert Weirich and Karen Kushner and is currently a sophomore at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he studies piano with Jean-Louis Haguenauer. Miles is a recipient of the IU Hutton Honors Scholarship and the Premier Young Artist Award, and is pursuing both a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a minor in composition. As a freshman, Miles served as the President of the IU Performing Arts Living Learning Community and as the Co-President of Communications for the Read/Wells Residential Council on the Leadership Board of the Hutton Honors Council Association. In January 2023, Miles was chosen to perform Debussy preludes in the French Art Song “Mélodie” interdisciplinary workshop series led by world renowned French baritone François Le Roux as well as in the series’ final concert at Auer Hall. In February, Miles was announced as the 2023 winner of the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Collegiate Competition for Undergraduate Pianists and in March he performed a solo piano concert at the Jacobs School of Music’s recital hall. Miles is excited to return to Kansas Public Radio and the Charlotte House Series this June, and to attend the Borromeo Music Festival in Altdorf, Switzerland in July.

Visit Miles' website to learn more!


3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle

4:00 - Concert

5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet 


A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert

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