My solo recital debut in The Bronx! (which was once my proud home). I will play a program of works by Puerto Rican and Cuban composers, and give the Boogie-Down première of my own piano suite entitled “A Bronx Portrait.”
Note: Photo taken with NY celebrity Curtis Sliwa, at the Fordham Road subway station, Bronx NY, in November 2014.
Solo Piano Recital, works tba.
I will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor — that’s CLARA Schumann, who wrote the demanding and irresistible work when she was just 14 years old. There are two performances, on February 22 and 23.
Please stay tuned for details of this exciting new multi-concert event which will feature the stars of the Temple University / Boyer College Keyboard Department — Charles Abramovic, Joyce Lindorff, Lambert Orkis, Maria del Pico Taylor, and yours truly.
I will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor — that’s CLARA Schumann, who wrote the demanding and irresistible work when she was just 14 years old. There are three performances, on February 9, 10 and 11.
I will perform Mozart’s Concert Rondo in A major KV 386 (with my own cadenza), and the Burleske of Richard Strauss, under the baton of the wonderful Tania Miller.
You can see our performance of the Strauss with the Victoria Symphony here, on YouTube.
Morning Solo Piano Recital, followed by a reception and Master Class for young pianists.
I am honored each year to adjudicate this important Japanese scholarship competition, where I hear the best young pianists in the country.
I will give a lecture-demonstration about the intersections of music, language and culture in the piano compositions of Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992) and his Japanese counterparts Akio Yashiro (1929 – 1976), Kouji Taku (1904 – 1983), Toru Takemitsu (1930 – 1996), and others. One of many exciting events during the CESEM (Center for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music) Encontro Internacional de Piano Contemporâneo.