Faculty Recital: Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT September 14
The program will be “Mozart in C.” Dr. Tamagawa performs music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the great Fantasy in C minor, K. 475, and chamber ensemble versions of two of his piano concertos in C major, K. 415 and 503.
Free and open to the public.
Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Professor of Music at Southwestern University, has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and in seven foreign countries. His collaboration with the late violinist Eugene Fodor resulted in over thirty recitals and a CD of violin and piano music, “Witches’ Brew.” Their performances took them across the United States and also included concerts at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. Tamagawa has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and Bargemusic in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, where he was called an “excellent” pianist by The Strad magazine, and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series in Chicago. Recently he has played recitals at Stephen F. Austin State University, Western Connecticut State University, California State University at Fullerton and University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, and appeared with the Temple Symphony Orchestra as soloist in the Second Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. In February 2013 he played with the Austin Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, accompanying Ballet Austin’s performance of Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, and will appear again with the orchestra in November 2014 in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, K. 503. He has presented sessions at national conferences of the American String Teachers’ Association, College Music Society, and Music Teachers’ National Association, as well as state and regional conferences of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the College Music Society. He is the current chair of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association’s June Leondar Chamber Music and Ensemble Contest, held annually at their convention. His writings on musical topics have been published in American Music Teacher, American String Teacher, American Suzuki Journal and Keyboard (now Clavier) Companion. He was named as the 2013 Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers’ Association.