Hometown: New Brighton, Minn.
Piece: Franz Schubert — Schwanengesang, D.957, "Die Stadt"
Why did you choose this piece?
I chose this piece because of the conveyed emotion. Many pieces can be joyous, happy, sad, or neutral, but this piece seems to convey pure fear and growing dread. Not many pieces can so accurately convey that emotion, and I thought that made this piece particularly unique to learn and perform.