UNK piano workshop features award-winning pianist Mayerovitch

By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s annual Spring Piano Workshop is April 12.

Robert MayerovitchThe day-long event attracts piano students and teachers from the region to participate in master classes, recitals and workshop sessions focused on historical, technical, cultural, creative and interpretive aspects of piano performance and teaching.

The free workshop, which is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to all piano teachers, students in seventh through 12th grade and college students. Participants will work with UNK piano faculty members in small master class sessions in preparation for recitals, auditions and competitions.

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2014 UNK Spring Piano Workshop features guest pianist/clinician Robert Mayerovitch.

Mayerovitch is co-author of the critically acclaimed book, “A Symposium for Pianists and Teachers: Strategies to Develop the Mind and Body for Optimal Performance.”

A native of Montreal, Canada, he is a professor of piano and member of the Elysian Trio in residence at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. He has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist and soloist with orchestra.

Mayerovitch has received numerous performing awards, including first prize in the Bartók–Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, first prize in the national competition of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., the Montreal Symphony Competition and Indiana University Doctoral Concerto Competition and grand prize in the Quebec Music Festivals.

Mayerovitch will also perform a solo recital on the Concerts-on-the-Platte Faculty/Guest Artist Recital Series featuring the works of Bartok, Beethoven and Brahms.

The recital is at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free and the recital is open to the public.

The events are sponsored by the Deptartment of Music and Performing Arts, the UNK Office of Graduate Studies and Research, and the UNK Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Committee.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Valerie Cisler at 308.865.8118 or cislerv@unk.edu.

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Source: Valerie Cisler, 308.865.8618, cislerv@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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