Good Piano Piece to play in front of an audience? HELP ?

The audience is not going to be adults, but 26 high-school students and a teacher.

I want to pick a song for them to play, but I cannot decide on which one. Rather, would you recommend me one?

I was thinking to play The Heart Asks Pleasure First by Michael Nyman or Mrs Darcy by Dario Marianelli but maybe those aren't good choices. Some say The Heart Asks Pleasure First has a boring temp and others say Mrs Darcy is too simple or slow. I am intermediate so my classmates except me to play an "amazing piece" because most of them are beginners. Please do not recommend me to play Fur Elize or Moonlight Sonata because I know how to play many classical songs.

Recommendations can be classical, unpopular piano pieces, but NOT famous pop songs. Please.

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  • Beast
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Dear Marta, How would you feel about "Rhapsody in Blue" by Gershwin or Bach's "Solfeggio"? Maybe "Rush Hour in Hong Kong"? Would you be able to find piano adaptions of music from "Harry Potter"? There are wonderful up-tempo suggestions from Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words" that might be perfect. Hope this helps. Good luck!

    Source(s): classically trained pianist - organist
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  • 7 years ago

    Chopin's Waltz Op.64 No.1

    Yiruma - A River Flows in You

    You can play Moonlight Sonata ( I know you said not to recommend that ) but you can play the 3rd movement which is pretty hard


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  • 7 years ago

    From Pride and Prejudice:



    Classical Sonatas that i am playing right now:

    Sonata Hob. xvi:34 by Haydn

    Sonata Op. 2, No.1 by Beethoven

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  • 7 years ago

    Oceans etude chopin

    something by phillip glass if you're into contemporary stuff.

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  • 7 years ago

    Bella's lullaby

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  • 7 years ago

    I'm not sure how advanced you are, but you could try Schubert Liszt's Erlkonig, if you can play octaves well.

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