I apologize if this is not the proper forum, but it does seem like the crowd I am looking for.
I am an amateur piano performer, focusing exclusively on assorted Debussy piano works for the last several years. I am at a point where I have several strong pieces that I want to really polish. Since I am not an expert on Debussy interpretation, I often refer to other performers for direction.
I have been listening to several professional recordings for each piece, all through digital recordings (spotify). Live recordings are the most helpful but usually have AT LEAST minor quality problems (someone coughing). Studio recordings sound the best, but it is harder to feel out the original sounds from the engineered sounds.
While digital recordings have been extremely useful, I think I need to take the next step: attend concert performances. Finding these has proven to be more of a challenge than I thought. I have found a few, but they are all European performers (my budget limits me to the US).
Can you provide known concert pianists, who tour in the US, with focus on Debussy solo works?
If you really want to find specific performances for concert piano (even if not Debussy), how do you track down venues/dates?
I was really hoping there was a better way than crossing my fingers that something shows up at nearby venues.