Insights at the Piano: A Multimedia Lecture Recital
Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata: A Ghost Story
According to pianist Arthur Greene: “The Concord Sonata reminds us what it is to be an American. It is a massive and complex experience, viewing the lost world of 19th century small-town America through modern eyes. It exists on different levels of understanding; the lecture-recital will explore the heights, depths and hidden beauties of this great piece.”
Arthur Greene was born in New York, and grew up in Sheffield, a small town in Massachusetts. He went to Yale University, and then Juilliard where he studied with Martin Canin. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and in the summer lives in L’viv, Ukraine.
Greene won first prizes in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions and was a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition.
Greene has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, and many others. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He toured Japan and Korea many times. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency.
Winner, William Kapell International Piano Competition
Winner, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
“A Profound Musician…” The Washington Post