Steinway Artist Jeffery Biegel will listen to three area piano students, and offer instructive comments to improve their performance. Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to this fascinating process! The evening’s concert program includes French Suite No. 5 by Bach, Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 in E Major and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C Sharp Minor by Liszt, and Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Opus 23 and Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise.
Watch Jeffrey Biegel perform “No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30” by Rachmaninoff:
In 2015, Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Mr. Biegel, for his achievements as the most respected prolific artist of his generation in performance, recordings, chamber music collaborator, champion of new music, composer, arranger and educator. Pioneer of commissioning projects joining multiple orchestras as a model for commissioning new music in the 21st century, Mr. Biegel created the first largest consortium of orchestras in 1998 for Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s ‘Millennium Fantasy’ premiered with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2000, followed with Tony award winning composer Charles Strouse’s ‘Concerto America’ with the Boston Pops, Lowell Liebermann’s ‘Concerto no. 3, Opus 95’, premiered with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, William Bolcom’s ‘Prometheus’ for piano, orchestra and chorus, with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale, Richard Danielpour’s ‘Mirrors’ with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Fuchs’s ‘Piano Concerto: The Spiritualist’ with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MA). For the 2016-17-18 seasons, Mr. Biegel will premiere pop music icon Jimmy Webb’s new work for piano and orchestra with Orchestra Kentucky, and PDQ Bach’s ‘Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra’ by Peter Schickele. An avid composer, Mr. Biegel’s choral music is published by the Hal Leonard Corporation, Carl Fischer, Porfiri & Horvath and The LeDor Group.
Leonard Bernstein said of pianist Jeffrey Biegel: “He played fantastic Liszt. He is a splendid musician and a brilliant performer.” These comments launched Mr. Biegel’s 1986 New York recital debut, as the third recipient of the Juilliard William Petschek Piano Debut Award in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He studied at The Juilliard School with Adele Marcus, herself a pupil of Josef Lhevinne and Artur Schnabel, and is currently on faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, a City University of New York (CUNY).
Learn more on his website: jeffreybiegel.com