Aaron Petit Piano

Classical Pianist, Teacher, Lecturer, and Composer 

Aaron Petit is a performer of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire locally and around the U.S. He has performed solo programs and concertos in several U.S. states and major cities including Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Interlochen, Michigan; Houston, Texas; New York City, New York; and Miami, Florida.


Ever since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Aaron has taken a break from performing mostly due to the lack of indoor performance opportunities. Instead, he has focused on accompanying nearly 50 other people in the Portland area for their various local events. He looks forward to being solo recitals and concertos again when the time is right.


For questions about scheduling Aaron in person or virtually for solo recitals, house concerts, or concerto performances, see the "Contact" page of this site under the "More" drop down menu.



NOTABLE ARCHIVED PERFORMANCES


July 20, 2019: Vallejo, California- Historic and Naval Museum. 80 min Solo Piano Recital. Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt 


July 6th, 2019: Bend, Oregon at Central Oregon Community College- Willie Hall 80 min Solo Piano Recital. Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt


June 25th, 2019: Astoria, Oregon- Recital with Nick Poelwijk at the Astoria Music Festival. Works of Bach, Chopin, and Beethoven. 


June 22, 2019: Anderson Island, Washington- Archival Building at the Johnson Farm 80 min Solo Piano Recital. Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt


June 11, 2019 Mark Westcott Piano Gala Recital with Nick Poelwijk at Classic Pianos in Portland, Oregon. Works of Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, and Chopin.


January 3, 2019 Mark Westcott Piano Gala Recital with Nick Poelwijk at Classic Pianos in Portland, Oregon. Works of Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Strauss, and Stravinsky.


November 10, 2018 Featured guest for Kaliedscope MusArt at The Steinway Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida. Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Transcription.


July 15, 2018 Mark Westcott Piano Gala Recital with Nick Poelwijk and Aubriana Church at Classic Pianos in Portland, Oregon. Works of Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Ravel, and Prokofiev.


March 18, 2018 Solo recital. Works of Bach, Beethoven, and etude selections from various composers. 


March 3rd and 5th, 2018 performance for NASM at University of Miami. Works of Chopin and Gershwin


February 16th, 2018 Frost School of Music, Piano Forum. Works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski, Henselt, and Gershwin.


January 6, 2018 Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata with John Fawcett, Violin at Classic Pianos of Portland, Oregon.


October 6 and 14, 2017 Ravel Piano Concerto at the Frost School of Music. (Oleksii Ivanchenko, second piano)


June 27- July 4, 2017 Lecture performances for students at the Young Musicians and Artists Camp in Salem, Oregon. (7 performances)


April 2015-April 2017 Mark Westcott monthly Masterclass at Classic Pianos in Portland.  Works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Henselt, Moszkowski, Syzmanowski, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Gershwin, Debussy, and Stravinsky. (20 performances)


March 29, 2017 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition in Palm Desert Semi-Final round 45 mins- Bach, Debussy, Szymanowski, and Stravinsky.


March 27, 2017 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition in Palm Desert Preliminary Round 30 mins- Beethoven Op. 2 No. 2 Sonata and 3 etudes.


March 19, 2017 Solo Recital at Portland Piano Company. 90 minute program including works by Bach, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Szymanowski, Debussy, and Stravinksky. 


August 19th, 2016 39th Annual Daniel Pollack Masterclass in Seattlle, Washington. Stravinsky/Petit Rite of Spring for Solo Piano Part 2.


August 4th, 2016 Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition (LAYMIC) Semi Final round.  Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E Major WTC Book 1, Moskowski Etude in F Major Op. 72 No. 6, Henselt Etude in F-Sharp Major Op. 2 No. 6, Rachmaninoff Etude in a minor Op. 39 No. 6, and Liszt Tarantella,


June 24th, 2016 Featured Guest Artist at a "Piano Push Play" event in the Portland Art Museum. Liszt Tarantella


June 23rd, 2016 Featured Alumni at Young Musicians and Artists (YMA) Music camp. Beethoven Sonata in A Major Op. 2 No. 2, Liszt Tarantella


June 11, 2016 Guest artist at the Oregon Music Conservatory Spring Artistry Festival Faculty Recital. Beethoven Sonata in A Major Op. 2 No. 2, Liszt Tarantella


April 1, 2016 Metro Arts Young Artist Debut 22nd Annual Concerto Concert. Metro Arts Orchestra with musicians from the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet theater Orchestras conducted by Maestro Niel DePonte at PSU's Lincoln Hall. Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor Movement 1


February 8, 2016 Gina Bachauer Young Artist Competition Live Audition. 45 minute program
   

Dec 26, 2015 Solo recital and house concert on Anderson Island, Washington. 75 minute program 


November 15 and 22, 2015 Portland Young Pianists Festival Competition- Works of Rachmaninoff and Liszt. (First Prize)


May 16-17, 2015 Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor with Seattle Festival Orchestra and Maestro Wesley Schulz, Condutor.
 


Aaron rehearsing Chopin Piano Concerto in e minor
Aaron performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue