Emma: Thirteen Year Old Classical Pianist
Welcome to Emma Taggart's website. Emma is a talented thirteen year-old classically trained pianist and a student of Dr. Reid Smith. Emma has performed around the world, and won numerous awards, including the prestigous Maria Herrero International Piano Competition in Granada Spain. She has been featured in numerous newpaper articles as well as a performance on Kare 11 with television personality Belinda Jensen. Please be sure to check out Emma's videos as well as the program she is currently working on.
Emma Wins the 2015 MN State Fair Talent Show
Emma made it two wins in a row for the Taggarts when she won the Preteen division at the MN State Fair Talent Competition on September 6th, 2015. She was 1 of 7 finalists to perform in front of the 6,000 attendees at the Grand Stand Stage. Watch her performance of Praeludium by MacDowell below.
Emma and Jacob Taggart's Performance at Good Samaritan in Edina, MN
Emma and Jacob performed a solo recital as part of the Good Samaritan Concert Series in Edina, MN on October 12, 2014. Here is the performance. For a full concert calendar, please click here. For more information please contact Jared at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob Taggart Wins the 2014 MN State Fair Talent Show
Jacob Taggart became the youngest winner of the MN State Fair when he won the Preteen Division on 8-31-2014.
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Emma and Jacob Taggart's Next Performance: Sept 12th, 2014 in Park Rapids, MN
Emma and Jacob Taggart are set to perform a concert at Hubbard United Methodist Church in Hubbard, MN at 3pm. This concert is open to the public. A freewill donation will be taken to support Emma and Jacob's musical studies. For a full concert calendar, please click here. For more information please contact Jared at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emma and Jacob Taggart Set To Perform in Milan, Italy
Emma and Jacob Taggart are set to perform with the Milan Chamber Orchestra in August as part of the Lovre International Music Festival.
Emma Set to Perform at Gershwin Concert on November 14th, 2013
Emma will perform with a group of national famous performers at this special concert. You can read more about the concert at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/seasonsofmusic.aspx
Emma and Jacob Taggart's performance at Hubbard United Methodist Church
Emma and Jacob Taggart performed at Hubbard United Methodist Church in Park Rapids on August 18, 2013. Over 200 people attended this event.
Here is the entire concert.
Emma Appears on Kare 11 Saturday News
On Saturday August 3, 2013 Emma appeared with Kieran Wells of Wells Piano in support of the Chopin Celebration Concert. On set live was Kare 11 personality Belinda Jensen. Click the link to view this live performance of Chopin's "Ocean Etude."
Emma To Perform at the 2013 Twin Cities Polish Festival
Emma will be one of the featured performers at the 2013 Chopin Celebration Concerts hosted by the Twin Cities Polish Festival. The concerts are on Saturday August 10 and 11 at 1pm. Click here for more information.
Emma Set To Make Her Orchesteral Debut
Emma is excited to make her orchesteral debut of the Mozart Concerto #23 in A Major with the Minnetonka Community Symphony Orchestra on Feb 17th and Feb 24, 2013. On Feb 17th, she will play the first movement of Mozart's Concerto No 23 and on Feb 24th, she will play the 2nd and 3rd movement.
Emma's performance is part of a performance that includes two other performers. Here are the times and locations:
When: Sun, February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Wayzata Community Church 125 East Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, MN
When: Sun, February 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Minnetonka Methodist Church 17611 Lake Street Minnetonka, MM 55345
There is a freewill offering at the concerts which goes to the Orchestra.
Emma Wins the Northstar Concerto Competition
On February 16, 2013 Emma competed in and won first place at the Northstar Concerto Festival held in Eden Praire, MN. As a result of this win, Emma will be playing with the Golden Valley Orchestra on Sunday April 14th.
In July of 2012 Emma traveled to Granada, Spain to compete in the Maria Herrero International Piano Competition. This prestigious international piano competition featured some of the finest pianists from around the world. Emma competed in the 12 and under category and won first place.
Emma Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu
In June of 2012 Emma performed a solo concert at Hubbard United Methodist Church in Park Rapids, MN. Over 200 people enjoyed an hour of classical music played by Emma. Here is a clip from the concert of Emma performing Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu.
Emma Performs at the Minneapolis Convention Center
On June 19, 2012 Emma performed at the National Association of Charter Schools convention. Here is the video of this performance.
Emma Featured on PBS - LPTV "Golden Apple" segment
Emma was recently featured during the "Golden Apple" segment for Lakeland Public Television out of Bemidji, MN. Click the title to see the interview!
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