Pianist Rishi Mirchandani is on his way to London having completed his study at Yale, the Manhattan School of Music and Mannes School in New York. He’ll return to Pittsburgh March 3rd, 5:30pm in the Kresge Theater for a Master Class at CMU. He last visited WQED-FM when he recorded Three Preludes for Piano by Nancy Galbraith for the Centaur label. Rishi studied with Luz Manriquez in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Parisot at Yale where he also met Aldo Parisot, former Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Cello. At Yale, he also studied math, graduating summa cum laude. At commencement, he received the Stanton Wheeler and Marcia Chambers Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Campus Life. At Manhattan School of Music, he was the winner of the President’s Award scholarship and was named to the Dean’s List in each of his four terms. Rishi brought his recording of Four Brahms Rhapsodies opus 116 to the QED Morning show with Jim Cunningham and talked about his interest in math and music. Rishi’s brother Suvir was a WQED-FM Musical Kid who is now studying Computer Science at Stanford and continues to play the piano.
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