Join us on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm to enjoy a performance by Albert Cano Smit, winner of the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition. Albert Cano Smit is represented by Young Concert Artists.


Composer Work Catalog
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major (WTC I) BWV 846
Prelude and Fugue in G minor (WTC II) BWV 885
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major (WTC I) BWV 876
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor (WTC I) BWV 867
Prelude and Fugue in F major (WTC II) BWV 880
Prelude and Fugue in A minor (WTC I) BWV 865
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor K.457
Isaac Albéniz Iberia: 1. Evocación T.105/1
Iberia: 2. El Puerto T.105/2
Olivier Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus: “Le baiser de l’enfant Jesus”
Alberto Ginastera Danzas Argentinas Op.2

About the Artist

A musician who has been praised as “a moving young poet” (Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital, and chamber music stages. Noted for his captivating performances, storytelling quality and nuanced musicality, the First Prize winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions has appeared as a soloist with the San Diego, Montreal, Las Vegas, Manchester, and Barcelona symphony orchestras, amongst others.

Cano Smit was First Prize winner at the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition. Additional special prizes at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions include The Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize for support of his Kennedy Center debut, the Friends of Music Concert Prize (NY), and the Sunday Musicale Prize (NJ). Mr. Cano Smit is grateful for the support of the Robert Turnbull Foundation and the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant.

Cano Smit is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma with Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2020 Rubinstein Prize for Piano. Early on, he studied music at Montserrat mountain’s Escolanía de Montserrat choir, where he sang as an alto. Later, he studied piano with Graham Caskie, Marta Karbownicka and Ory Shihor. He is an alum of the Verbier Festival Academy and holds a BA in Piano Performance from the Colburn School, as well as a MM from the Juilliard School. He currently resides in New York City.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are not required. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.


If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $50 per person but any amount is welcome. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

Seating capacity for this concert: 20

Name Count Notes
Comerford, Mark 39
May, Chaia 11 ?
Meseck, Kathryn 0
Smith, Heidi 1
Total: 4