Kent Keyboard Series Presents Acclaimed Pianist Eduardus Halim
The Kent Keyboard Series at Kent State University concludes its 2016-2017 season with a concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, featuring critically and internationally acclaimed pianist Eduardus Halim performing an all-Chopin program. Halim also will present a master class, which is free and open to the public, on Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The concert and the master class will be at Ludwig Recital Hall, located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the university's Kent Campus.
Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1996, Halim has consistently garnered wide-acclaim in his live and recorded performances for his effortless technique and poetic artistry. He has performed with major orchestras around the world, including the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, among others. Halim was a pupil of legendary artists Sascha Gorodnitzki and Rudolf Firkusny at the Juilliard School. He later became the last pupil of Vladimir Horowitz, documented in a chapter of Harold Schonberg’s book, Horowitz: His Life and Music. Halim is the holder of the inaugural Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair Professor in Piano Studies, Department of Music and Performing Arts at Steinhardt at New York University and co-director of the NYU Steinhardt Summer Piano Intensive Program.
Audiences will be treated to the Polonaise in E flat minor, Op. 26., Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 and the Nocturne in E flat major, No. 2, Op. 55. Published in 1833, Chopin’s Etudes, Op. 10 will conclude the first half of the program. Bringing the concert to a close will be the Etudes, Op. 25. Written just four years after the Op. 10 Etudes and published in 1837, this impressive collection includes the Etude in A-flat major, No. 1 nicknamed the Aeolian Harp.
Tickets range from $10-$15 and can be purchased from the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive, by calling 330-672-ARTS or by visiting www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets.
Parking is free. Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State faculty and staff, $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons, $8 for non-Kent State students who are not eligible for the Fee for Free and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students. Through a generous donation from a long-time supporter and patron of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, anyone 18 and under can attend the concerts for free, although a ticket must be reserved.