Liszt scholar to open piano series

October 2, 2014 | Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Staff

William Wellborn will kick off the UT Music Department’s Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series this week.



He will present a master class Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, and a recital Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. The free, public events will be held in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Wellborn’s program will include Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3. He also will perform sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and some Schubert songs transcribed by Liszt.

The pianist is on the national board of the American Liszt Society and is the founding president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Liszt Society.

Wellborn has been a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1989. He has been on the faculty of the Austrian International Piano Seminar and Festival in Wiener Neustadt, Austria since 2008.

Since 1999, Wellborn has directed European musical tours exploring the lives and music of great composers. His most recent 2014 tour focused on Mozart, with visits to Austria, Germany and Italy.

For more information on the series, contact Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music, at or 419.530.2183.

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