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Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music hosts the 2017 Piano Institute

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will host the 2017 Summer Piano Institute starting on June 9 and running through June 18. Directed by Kent State University faculty members and Steinway Artists Jerry Wong and Donna Lee, this year’s Institute welcomes 14 talented piano students. Ranging in grades from seven to twelve, these students come from all over the US and the world, including Italy and China. Along with a week of intensive study and practice, students will have the opportunity to see several solo and chamber music concerts as well as experience masterclasses presented by Institute faculty. Concluding the week is a student recital in Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall. All events of the Institute are free and open to the public. Please see below for a complete schedule.

This year the Institute welcomes guest artists the Anderson-Roe Piano Duo. Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "the very model of complete 21st-century musicians" (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their recent albums on the Steinway Label (When Words Fade, An Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were all released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals.

Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and presented at numerous international leader symposiums. A performance by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo was handpicked to appear on the “Sounds of Juilliard” CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include tours throughout North America, Asia, and Europe; appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and more; serving as webcast hosts for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and the DVD release of their ambitious—and literally explosive—music film, “The Rite of Spring.” 

Performances
Free and open to the public.

Faculty recital featuring Donna Lee and Jerry Wong
Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive, Kent

Guest recital featuring critically acclaimed Anderson Roe Piano Duo
Friday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive, Kent

Piano Institute Gala Concert featuring all student participants
Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m.
Reinberger Chamber Hall in Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Masterclasses
Free and open to the public.

Jerry Wong
Monday, June 12 at 3:45 p.m.
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall
650 Hilltop Drive, Kent

Donna Lee
Tuesday, June 13 at 3:45 p.m.
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall
650 Hilltop Drive, Kent

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe
Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts
325 Theatre Drive, Kent

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