Celebrating 85 Years + of Music Excellence
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.
2014 COMPETITION RESULTS
The results are in! This year's Eric Steiner Composition Competition presented a unique array of pieces by promising young musicians. The Basically Beethoven Piano Competition, likewise, resulted in outstanding performances of works by the "Master" at the Winners' Recital at NJ City University in March.
TEACHER' MASTER CLASS
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Scherzo Club - For All Music Lovers!
May 15: AARON WUNSCH -
Chopin and Liszt as Piano Teachers
We know their music well, but how were they at teaching? MEA members will get a rare look at Chopin and Liszt when pianist and Juilliard professor Aaron Wunsch explores the teaching techniques of these two famous pianists. Mr. Wunsch studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, received his Bachelor's cum laude from Yale University and Master's and Doctoral degrees from Juilliard. An avid proponent of contemporary music, he has performed in New York (Lincoln Center), Paris (the Salle Cortot), Salzburg (as a Fullbright Scholar) and London. He regularly gives master classes at conservatories and universities throughout Asia; he is Visiting Professor at Shanghai Normal University as well as a returning guest artist and faculty member at the Jakarta Int'l. Summer Music Festival. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Music Mondays concert series in NYC.
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