Avery Gagliano, piano

Hometown: Washington, DC

Meet Avery

Avery performed on Show 361 in Brunswick, Maine on October 17, 2018.

Avery Gagliano (piano), 17, is originally from Washington, D.C. but recently moved to Philadelphia to study with Jonathan Biss and Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute of Music. Avery was first featured on From the Top as a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist when she was 10-years-old. In addition to performing with orchestras and in concert halls across the United States, she is a young artist of the Artemisia Akademie at Yale, a two-year winner of the US Chopin Foundation Scholarship (2016 and 2017), and a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (2014 – 2016). Recently, Avery was named a 2019 YoungArts Winner in Music. She also enjoys singing and writing pop songs, cooking, reading, watching movies, playing ultimate frisbee, and designing jewelry (with shrink art).

Avery Gagliano appeared on Show 251, recorded in April 2012, at age 10.

Program bio from Show 251:

Avery Gagliano (piano), 10, is from Washington, D.C, and attends John Eaton Elementary School. She studies with Marina Alekseyeva at the Levine School of Music and occasionally plays with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra. In 2011, Avery won a gold medal for the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented “Passion of Music” and performed at Carnegie Hall. Avery is kept busy with ballet, swimming, Chinese, and schoolwork, but also enjoys performing, acting, dancing, and watching comedies or adventure movies.

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