Celebrating 85 Years + of Music Excellence
March 20 - JEROME LOWENTHAL:
Teachers' Master Class
Mark your calendars for March 20 when three outstanding MEA pianists will perform in the Teachers' Master Class conducted by Juilliard professor, Jerome Lowenthal. He has been a prominent presence in the international piano world for more than a half-century, performing with world-renown conductors in an expansive repertoire that includes 63 concerti. In addition, he has given master classes in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has served as an adjudicator in numerous international piano competitions. Click Teachers' Master Class for the performers and their pieces - and join us for an extraordinary morning of music!
Program Highlights recap the presentations made at the general meetings by the top professionals in their field. In February, due to a procedural glitch, the MEA was unable to present Ingrid Clarfield as scheduled. (She will present in October 2014 instead). With only two days notice, President Joan Bujacich prepared an engaging video interview with two-time Pulitzer prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Click Program Highlights to view the recaps of this presentation and others you may have missed.
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2014 ANNUAL PIANO AUDITIONS
Scherzo Club - For All Music Lovers!
The Scherzo Club provides opportunities for MEA members and friends to meet and share beautiful music in comfortable home settings. Because of a unique relationship with Steinway, MEA also holds Scherzo Club meetings at the Steinway Gallery in Paramus. Click Scherzo Club for the upcoming schedule. Lively discussions and refreshments are always served!
April 17: CLAUDIA KNAFO - Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
New York-based pianist Claudia Knafo has captivated audiences here and abroad with her distinctive programming and her passionate artistry. A winner of the 1993 - 1994 Artists International Competition, she received critical acclaim for her "fiery and passionate approach to the piano" and "for her luscious sonority and definitive execution of technical complexities." Ms. Knafo's provocative interpretations have led to invitations to perform in Ecuador and Brazil. This April MEA welcomes Claudio Knafo to Madison in a dynamic performance/lecture on the music of Latin America and the Caribbean.