Piano series season finale to feature Beethoven’s last sonatas

April 3, 2014 | Arts, Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Angela Riddel

Internationally renowned pianist Arthur Greene will perform Beethoven’s final three piano sonatas to close this season’s Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.



Greene’s masterful skill as a pianist will showcase Beethoven’s final sonatas, which are musically creative, introspective and profound.

The pianist also will present a master class Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Born in New York, Greene studied at Juilliard and was a Gold Medal winner in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, and a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition.

He performed the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston, and recorded the complete etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. He has performed the 10 sonata cycle of Alexander Scriabin in many international venues, and has made multiple recordings with his wife, violinist Solomia Soroka.

His current projects include recordings of the Scriabin sonatas and of previously unrecorded works of the Ukrainian national composer Mykola Lysenko.

Greene has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall, and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He was an artistic ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency.

Greene has been on the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan since 1990. He has won the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching.

For more information on the free, public events, go to the UT Department of Music’s website at utoledo.edu/comm-arts/music.

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