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The Boston Conservatory Presents Piano Masters: Michael Lewin -- Liszt and His Circle

(BOSTON-November 16, 2011) The Boston Conservatory presents Michael Lewin, in a Liszt-inspired performance as part of its popular Piano Masters series, a unique offering of internationally renowned pianists in solo engagements, performed under the artistic direction of Lewin. The performance takes place Dec. 6, 2011 at 8 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and FREE for students with valid ID. Tickets are available by phone at 617-912-9222 or at http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com/.

Boston Conservatory piano faculty member and renowned Lisztian Lewin brings the composer’s 200th birthday year celebrations to a dazzling conclusion with a fascinating program, Liszt and his Circle. The only American prize-winner in the 25 year-old history of the International Liszt Competition, Lewin has always made Lizst a central part of his repertoire, with colorful and charismatic performances. 

Program

BACH-SILOTI: b minor Prelude

BACH-LISZT: g minor Organ Fantasy & Fugue 

CHOPIN, GOTTSCHALK, LISZT: Etudes

MENTER: Romance

TAUSIG: The Ghost Ship

LISZT: Vallée d’Obermann; Petrarch Sonnet 123; The Nightingale; Waltz from Gounod's Faust

About Michael Lewin

Michael Lewin enjoys a distinguished international reputation as concert pianist, recording artist and master teacher. He received his BM and MM from the Juilliard School, and studied with Leon Fleisher, Adele Marcus and Irwin Freundlich. His career was launched with victories in the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in the Netherlands, the William Kapell International Competition and the American Pianists Association Fellowship. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Copland Recording Fund.

Lewin’s active concert career has taken him to 30 countries, performing in the world’s major concert halls. He has performed a repertoire of 40 different piano concertos with orchestras including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Bucharest Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Cairo Symphony, Beijing National Radio Orchestra, Mongolian State Opera Orchestra, Boston Pops, the Phoenix, Indianapolis, North Carolina, Miami and Colorado Symphonies, and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. His ten highly praised solo recordings on Naxos, Dorian and Centaur include the music of Scarlatti, Liszt, Russian Romantics, Gottschalk, Bolcom, and Griffes, and a collection of bird-inspired pieces entitled, “If I Were a Bird.”

One of America’s most sought-after teachers, Lewin has taught students who have won top prizes in competitions including the Honens, Horowitz, Weimar-Liszt, World Piano, South Africa, Steinway Society and themselves now perform and teach worldwide. He frequently gives master classes and adjudicates, and is also on The Boston Conservatory piano faculty.  For more information, visit www.michaellewin.com.

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu. 

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