Cornish Presents: Peter Mack Solo Piano Concert
Steinway artist Dr. Peter Mack will perform a solo piano concert featuring seldom heard gems from the 19th and 20th Century on February 22, 7 pm, at PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle.
"Mack is one of those lucky ones, born with a completely balanced set of talents. He has perfect piano hands, his technique is all but infallible, he has boundless temperament, style and taste, and above all, he communicates directly.... In all capacities he is indefatigable...." -Los Angeles Times
2015 being the 330th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach and the 100th anniversary of Alexander Scriabin’s death, the evening’s program explores works by these composers.
Peter Mack Program
Prelude in B minor, transcribed by Alexander Siloti
Grieg: 'Holberg' Suite, Op.40
Medtner: Sonate-Elegie in D minor, Op.11, No.2
Rimsky-Korsakov: "A Song of India" from the opera Sadko,
Shapurji Sorabji: Pastiche on the Hindu Merchant's song from Sadko
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1922)
Prelude for the Left Hand alone, Op.9, No.1
Prelude, Op.51, No.2 (Lugubre)
Prelude, Op.74, No.2 (Très lent, contemplatif)
Alexander Scriabin: Etude in D sharp minor, Op.8, No.12
More about Peter Mack
A faculty member of Cornish College of the Arts, Dr. Peter Mack is in great demand as a performer, clinician, convention artist, adjudicator, and teacher. Celebrated for his moving playing, and his easy rapport with audiences, he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Australia, India, and the former Soviet Union. He is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists, and Pacific International Piano Competitions. His prize in the Sherman-Clay competition included a Steinway grand piano. Naturally, he is a Steinway artist! Mack is well known for his extensive repertoire, having performed twenty-six
concertos with orchestras. A choral scholar at Trinity College Dublin, and a fellow of Trinity College London, he has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Washington. Mack's 2014-2015 list of engagements includes performances in two of the most acoustically perfect performance spaces in Europe; the Salle Cortot of the Ecole Normale in Paris, and the Haydnsaal of the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. Dr. Mack is Professor of Piano Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
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