I really enjoyed serving as guest artist for the Constance Kotis Piano Festival at the Music Academy of North Carolina (Nov 7-8, 2014). On Friday evening, Nov 7, I played a solo program consisting of works by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Bartók, and Chopin to a friendly and appreciative audience. Bright and early on Saturday morning I co-adjudciated one group of students, who came from all over North Carolina, four of which, were chosen to play on an honors recital at 1:00 pm. My wonderful fellow-judge was my good friend and colleague Pamela Howland. Finally, at 2:00 pm (Nov 8) I conducted a master-class with four students who played works by Bach, Lecuona, and Kuhlau. Many thanks to Thomas Swenson, the folks at MANC and its underwriters for supporting this event. It was a pleasure meeting the other two judges as well: Constance Kotis and Dr. Paul Stewart of UNCG.
Recital, Adjudication, and a Piano Master-Class at MANC
November 10, 2014 By