March

Colin Samuels

  

Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform a challenging recital, which includes Pierre Boulez's Troisieme Sonate pour piano, this Friday night at 7:30p.m. in Eppley Auditorium.  

Shichao Zhang

Cellist Stephanie March and pianist Shichao Zhang met at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Quickly they discovered a common musical understanding and began performing together in chamber groups. It wasn't until now, ten years later, that they will finally perform a full recital as a duo. The program includes works by Piazzolla and Chopin, which we hear snippets of in this feature. Audience members will also hear a Beethoven sonata and a work by Foss that evokes the American frontier.

The 2015 Morningside Piano Recital Series opens with a performance by Yekwon Sunwoo, a young pianist who is lighting the world on fire. He has been winning major international piano competitions for the past few years, including the Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, and the top prize at the 2012 William Kapell International Piano competition. 

Iowa Piano Competition

Mar 19, 2015
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This year marks the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, a tremendous event that draws top pianists from around the world -- past winners include Wayne WengChaoyin Cai, and Denis Evstuhin, an elite group of artists, to say the least.

Denis Evstuhin playing piano
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  The Morningside Piano Recital Series continues this Thursday with a recital by acclaimed pianist Denis Evstuhin. The program includes Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, a set of twelve pieces that were commissioned by a magazine publisher in 1875 and published one at a time over the course of year. The work was steady and provided Tchaikovsky a dependable income as he contemporaneously composed Swan Lake