Guest and Faculty Recital: Andrea Sokol-Albert and Kiyoshi Tamagawa, pianists
7:30pm - 8:30pm CST February 4
The program will include works by Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein.
Free and open to the public.
Described in the European and American press as a “brilliant, exciting musician of tremendous depth”, pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert has performed extensively as recital/concerto soloist and collaborative artist. Solo recital appearances include the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), the Dame Myra Hess Series (Chicago), the Gordon Trust Concerts (Baltimore), the American Landmark Festivals Series (New York City), the Shepley Artist Series (St.Louis), the Manchester Mid-day Series, and the Manchester Tippett/Debussy Festival (England). Concerto appearances in the United States include the National Symphony Orchestra and broadcasts include National Public Radio.
Sokol-Albert has appeared at numerous educational institutions around the country in the role of soloist, collaborative pianist, master class teacher, panelist, and competition adjudicator. The winner of several competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Concerto Competition (California), she has also received numerous awards including a sponsorship from RCA Ltd. in England, the coveted Rudolf Serkin Award (Oberlin), an Oberlin Alumnus Fellowship, and a Craxton Trust Award (London). In addition, she has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships for solo and chamber music study at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the International Cello Centre (Scotland), the Aspen International Music Festival (Colorado), and the Quartet Program (Troy, New York). She is a contributing faculty member in collaborative piano at Dickinson College and has served on the faculties of Truman State University (Missouri) and Texas Lutheran University. She received a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music (Ohio), and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kiyoshi Tamagawa is Professor of Music at Southwestern University. He has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and in seven foreign countries. His association 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. In February 2013 he appeared with the Austin Symphony as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, accompanying Ballet Austin’s presentation of Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. He will perform with the orchestra again in November 2014 in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, K. 503, and for a second time with the Temple Symphony in the spring of 2016. He has presented sessions at national conferences of the American String Teachers’ Association, College Music Society, and the Music Teachers’ National Association, as well as state and regional conferences, including the Texas Music Educators’ Association, Texas Music Teachers’ Association, and the College Music Society, South Central Chapter. 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.