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Recognized for her “tender lyricism” (The Washington Post), yet not afraid to shout, swing her foot onto the piano or don fingerless gloves if the music demands it, pianist Francesca Hurst divides her playing evenly between classical and contemporary music. 


Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7pm

Polaris Piano Trio

Jordan Kitts Recital Hall

8500 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031

Collaborative Concert: Debussy Preludes
and original artwork
"BuMian" was inspired by a trip to the islands of Hong Kong. The title is in Mandarin, and translates as 'sleepless'.
David Barton and I met on Twitter!
I had great fun premiering his Sonatina No.1.


There's something magical about live performance, those moments that transcend time and space, where the audience experiences the artist becoming one with the music. I strive to create these moments

in all of my performances.


I love premiering pieces because I get to present brand new music to the world. It's incredibly exciting, and a big responsibility, and I do my best to understand the music and convey its message to the audience. I cherish interacting with composers to expand my comprehension of the music.


​I premiered "BuMian" and "Moana" in a lecture recital on the complete solo piano works of Jennifer Margaret Barker, and am currently commissioning a new work from her. I love the otherworldly and impressionistic quality of her music.


​I have also premiered pieces by David Barton, Robert A. Baker, Cody Brookshire, Luciano Correa, Joel Friedman, Rahilia Hasanova, Marc Migo', and others.