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Participants from the 2016 Piano Institute pose for a group photo. The highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists came from the United States, China and Malta to Kent State University for the highly intensive and prestigious festival.
Participants from the 2016 Piano Institute pose for a group photo. The highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists came from the United States, China and Malta to Kent State University for the highly intensive and prestigious festival.

Kent State’s Piano Institute Presents Its 12th Annual Gala Concert and Series of Performances

The 2017 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from June 9-18 on the university’s campus and culminate with the June 18 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. This program is a highly intensive and prestigious festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The June 18 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China and Italy. The master classes, recitals and gala concert are free and open to the public. 

Piano Institute participants receive one-on-one lessons, attend master classes, and study sight-reading, technique, practicing and audition/competition preparation. Instructors of the Piano Institute include Donna Lee, D.M.A., professor and coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State, and Jerry Wong, D.M.A., associate professor of piano at Kent State. 

Watch video describing a previous Piano Institute at Kent State:

 

Guest artists for this year’s Piano Institute are the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe formed their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at the Julliard School and have gone on to receive critical acclaim, even being dubbed “the most dynamic duo of this generation” by San Francisco Classical Voice. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. 

For more information, please call 330-672-1061 or visit www.kent.edu/pianoinstitute.

Piano Institute Activities 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 7:30 p.m.
Piano Institute Faculty Recital with Donna Lee, Kent State professor and coordinator of the Piano Division in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, and Jerry Wong, Kent State associate professor of piano
Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Jerry Wong, Kent State associate professor of piano
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent State University

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Donna Lee, Kent State professor and coordinator of the Piano Division in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent State University

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Recital
Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 9 a.m.
Master class with the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 3 p.m.
Gala concert featuring all Piano Institute participants
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio

Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent. University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall is located on Terrace Drive, off of Main Street, in Kent. Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall is located at 11001 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.

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POSTED: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:54pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:01am
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