From Owen McNally, writing for NPR (August 24):
“Even as a toddler, Christian Sands, the onetime wunderkind who grew up in New Haven, could play the piano well enough to turn sophisticated listeners’ heads.
By age 4, he had taken his first baby steps into “formal” studies, which prepared him for writing compositions by 5.
Striding beyond baby steps to giant steps, he made his recording debut at the ripe old age of 12 with a CD called Foot Prints. Presciently titled, it marked the start of his journey to today where, at age 27, he’s one of the top-seeded pianists of his generation….”