Professor of Collaborative Piano Sandra Rivers continues CCM’s 2010-11 Steinway Hall Series of Concerts this Thursday, Dec. 9. Her program will include Beethoven’s Sonata Op.54 in F Major, Chopin’s Ballade in A-flat Major; Rachmaninoff’s Etudes Tableaux Op. 39 Nos. 8 and 9 and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Steinway Hall, 109 West 57th Street in New York City. The CCM Steinway Hall Series is open to the general public, but seating is limited. The next installment of this concert series will occur on Thursday, Jan. 13 and will feature Hitomi Koyama, a doctoral student of Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff.
Sandra Rivers has concertized throughout the world, including Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Russia, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and extensively across the United States.
Rivers has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Tanglewood, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Aspen, the Kennedy Center and on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. She has worked with such noted conductors as Arthur Fiedler, Anshel Brushilow, Jean Morel, Isaiah Jackson, Michael Morgan and Keith Lockhart. In addition to her solo career, Ms. Rivers has become widely known for her concert partnerships with many of the world’s leading soloists including Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Kyung-Wha Chung, Anne Akiko Meyers, Elmar Oliveira, Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg among others. Her collaborations with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and with Sarah Chang have twice taken her onto the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno.
Rivers is a Steinway Artist and has recorded for EMI/Angel, CBS Masterworks, RCA Victor Red Seal, Teldec, Pony Canyon, Musical Heritage and Zafiro.
In October of 2008, CCM acquired 165 Steinway pianos, joining an elite group of only ten conservatories around the world classified as “All-Steinway” schools.