Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Make a note: piano virtuosi play Beattie this February/March

Remember that our free recitals and concerts are a great way to get to know classical music, and to hear -- and meet -- tomorrow's stars.

Sebastian Cornut
Sunday, Feb. 19th, 2 pm
Bach, Beethoven and Debussy, and  rarely performed works by Chabrier, 
Strauss/Godowsky and Ligeti

Pianist S√©bastien Cornut is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, where he received First Prize in Piano and Chamber Music. He has also studied under Aldo Ciccolini and at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Dmitri Bashkirov. Mr. Cornut has performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts and concerts with orchestras in France, the US, Lebanon and the Ukraine. He has participated in international competitions such as the Casella competition, the Concours International de Brest, the Gina Bachauer competition and the Virginia Waring competition. In New York he has played at the Juilliard School, Trinity Church, the New York Public Library and the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Cornut also holds a Masters Degree in Musicology from the Universit√© de Paris – Sorbonne. He teaches piano and chamber music at New Jersey City University and maintains a private teaching studio in New York.     

Michael Bukhman
Sunday, Mar. 4th, 2 pm

Haydn, Shostakovich, Kapustin and Liszt  

As a student of Robert Shannon at Oberlin, Michael Bukhman won the college's Concerto Competition and was the first student in Oberlin history to graduate with Honors in Piano Performance with his B.M. degree. He is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Juilliard, where he studied under Robert McDonald. Mr. Bukhman has excelled in international competitions, and his recital, chamber and orchestral performances have taken him to Turkey, Israel, Canada and across the U.S. He has worked with pianists Boris Berman, Gil Kalish, Seth Knopp and many others in masterclasses and workshops. At Bard College, he served as a Post-graduate Collaborative Piano Fellow in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program directed by famed Soprano Dawn Upshaw and was recently appointed Lecturer in Music. Soloist, chamber musician, new music advocate, 
and teacher, Mr. Bukhman has a special passion and commitment to working with children.

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