Heaven & Hell: The Spiritual Works of Franz Listz
May 9, 2012
Featuring pianist, Mr. Klaus, he is presenting a program of "other-worldly" inspired music by Franz Liszt -- from the sacred to the profane. The concert will also include rarely preformed transcriptions by Liszt including selections from Mozart's "Requiem" and the final scene from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde."
More about the musicians:
B.M. University of Missouri; M.M. The Boston Conservatory. Studies with Max Levinson, Peter Miyamoto, and Ayako Tsuruta. Additional private study with Elinor Freer, Andrew Cooperstock, Michael Lewin, and Jerome Lowenthal. Masterclasses with Ilana Vered, Sergio diSimone, Henri Brassard, Mykola Suk, Idil Biret, Abbey Simon, Irina Morozova, Vladmir Shakin, Janice Weber, Thomas Lanners, and Philip Kawin. Appeared in solo and orchestral halls across the United States, Canada, and Europe which include music festival performances at the Brevard Music Festival, Le Centre d’Arts Orford (Montreal), The Las Vegas Music Festival, Sound Encounters at the New England Conservatory, Brandeis Chamber Music Festival, and Music Fest Perugia (Italy), among others. Live performances on WSQR National Public Radio, solo performance at the Governor’s Mansion (Jefferson City). Collaborator with Laura Hall of ABC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a New Year’s Eve benefit performance. Two-time consecutive winner of both the Boston Conservatory Piano Honors Competition and the Boston Conservatory Chamber Ensemble Honors Competition. A frequent interpreter of new music -- premieres of works by established composers include Kenji Bunch, Andy Vores, and Lowell Liebermann; new music performances with the Ludivico Ensemble, Juventas, and the Columbia Chamber Soloists. Member of the Pianist Partnering Program at the Boston Conservatory – a small select group of pianists chosen to collaborate with the top vocal/instrumental students at the Conservatory. Private teacher, vocal coach, and musical director throughout the Boston area; Staff Accompanist at the Boston Conservatory.