Augustana College Music Department to host guest pianist


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Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 10:27 am
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Press release submitted by Agustana College

Rock Island, Ill.-The Augustana College Department of Music will host pianist Dr. Peter Miyamoto at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Wallenberg Hall within the Denkmann Memorial Building (3520 7th Ave.). Admission is free and the recital is open to the public.

Pianist Peter Miyamoto enjoys a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in recital and as a soloist with numerous ensembles. In 1990, Dr. Miyamoto was named the first Gilmore Young Artist. Miyamoto has performed as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Chautauqua Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Knoxville Symphony, working with such conductors as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, David Lockington, Raymond Harvey, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, William Henry Curry and Kirk Trevor. Dr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University School of Music, Michigan State University and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Miyamoto currently is associate professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Miyamoto will hold a master class featuring Augustana students on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in

Larson Hall within the Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (3701 7th Ave.). The public is invited.

For more information, contact Sam Schlouch, manager of arts events and communication, at (309) 794-7833 or samschlouch@augustana.edu.




















 



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