PianoTexas celebrates 30th year, performances continue on TCU campus

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    PianoTexas International Academy & Festival continues on campus throughout June, featuring performances by Cliburn Competition medalists and other world-recognized pianists along with three concerts by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of FWSO conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. The legendary Leon Fleisher will conduct the final performance on June 28.

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founded by TCU piano professor Tamás Ungar. In celebration of that milestone, all 32 Beethoven sonatas will be performed during the course of PianoTexas.

    Guests artists arriving to perform solo concerts (while also serving as faculty in daily sessions with aspiring young professionals) include: John O’Conor, John Lill, Antti Siirala, Paul Badura-Skoda, Malcolm Bilson, Adam Golka, John Owings and Christopher Taylor.

    Daily recitals by non-professionals are free, and all events, including master classes with the guest artists, are open for the public to observe.

    For a complete schedule:

    Phone: 817-257-7456 or

    Website: www.pianotexas.org

    *Individual tickets will be available at the door a half-hour prior to each event. General admission for each concert is $25, $20 for seniors and music teachers, $12.50 for students. Masterclasses and workshops are free and open to the public .

     

    Remaining performances in the Distinguished Artist Series:

    Thursday, June 16 @ 7:30 p.m., PepsiCo Recital Hall

    John Owings

    Gold medal, Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, Cleveland

    Sunday, June 19 @ 3 p.m., PepsiCo Recital Hall

    Paul Badura-Skoda

    First Prize, Austrian Music Competition; Legendary Pianist

    Thursday, June 23 @ 7:30 p.m., PepsiCo Recital Hall

    Christopher Taylor

    Bronze medal, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

    Sunday, June 26 @ 3 p.m., PepsiCo Recital Hall

    Adam Golka

    First Prize, Shanghai International Piano Competition & Gilmore Young Artist Award

    Symphonic Series

    *General admission $25, $20 for seniors and music teachers, $12.50 for students

    Tuesday, June 14 @ 7:30 p.m., Ed Landreth Auditorium

    Amateurs and teachers concerto performances with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Geoffrey Simon conducting

    Tuesday, June 21 @ 7:30 p.m., Ed Landreth Auditorium

    Young Artists performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting

    Tuesday, June 28 @ 7:30 p.m., Ed Landreth Auditorium

    Young Artists performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Leon Fleisher conducting