Penn State Faculty Artist Series to present Steven Smith on piano Sept. 8

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Faculty Artists Series presents Steven Smith, professor of music, on piano at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in Esber Recital Hall.

Smith has performed recitals and concertos throughout the world and has recorded solo recitals for the French, German and Spanish national radios, Radio 4 Hong Kong and America’s PBS. His compact discs appear on the Cambria and Innova labels. He has given many masterclasses and lecture recitals for universities and teacher associations in the United States and abroad, including the University of Melbourne, Australia; Hong Kong’s Academy of Performing Arts; and Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Academy among others. He received critical acclaim for his series of new-music solo recitals, Piano Entente, presented at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and at St. John’s Smith Square, London. Smith was honored in 2005 with Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching; previously he won the Teacher of the Year Award of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association.

Smith received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Baylor University, and master’s and doctorate degrees from The Eastman School of Music as well as an artist’s diploma from the Mozarteum of Salzburg, Austria, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His teachers included Cécile Genhart and Kurt Neumüller.

Program

Sonata in A Major, Op. Posth. - Franz Schubert (1828)
Sonata in A Major, K. 331 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fleeting Moments - John Beall (2008)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 - Franz Liszt

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Last Updated September 11, 2013