CCM’s Spring Piano Series Includes Acclaimed Guests, Renowned Faculty Artists and Gifted Student Musicians

World-class pianists perform at CCM throughout the semester as part of the Spring 2018 Piano Series. Featuring acclaimed guest and faculty artists as well as gifted student musicians, CCM’s Department of Keyboard Studies presents its piano series in Robert J. Werner Recital Hall at CCM.

The series begins on Thursday, January 11 with a free recital by guest artist Logan Skelton. An esteemed pianist, teacher and composer, Skelton has concertized widely in the United States, Europe and Asia. His CCM recital features Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, transcribed by Skelton himself. Currently a professor of piano at the University of Michigan, Skelton will hold a public master class featuring CCM piano students after the recital.

CCM Piano Professor Ran Dank holds a free recital on Monday, January 22, featuring Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated!, which Dank recently performed at Chicago’s Mandel Hall. The Chicago Classical Review praised Dank’s performance and wrote that he “carried off this tortuously challenging work with dazzling bravura.”

On Sunday, February 4, CCM Faculty Artist Lydia Brown presents a free recital featuring works for piano by J.S. Bach, Schoenberg, Schubert and Haydn. In addition to serving as a music professor and opera/voice coach at CCM, Brown serves as an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. She has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the world.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Piano Professors Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow visit CCM on Wednesday, February 21 for a free guest artist recital featuring Copland’s El Salón México, Debussy’s Petite Suite and Ravel’s La Valse. The duo will also hold a public master class featuring CCM piano students after the recital.

CCM’s Spring 2018 Piano Series concludes on Sunday, March 25 with the annual Pianopalooza concert. Featuring performances from some of CCM’s most gifted student pianists, the concert emphasizes romanticism and virtuosity. Tickets for Pianopalooza are on sale now through the CCM Box Office for $15 general, $10 non-UC students and free for UC students with a valid ID.


7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Logan Skelton, piano
CCM welcomes acclaimed pianist, teacher and composer Logan Skelton! Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra, trans. Skelton
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel

8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
Ran Dank, piano
CHOPIN: Polonaise in E flat minor, Op. 26, No. 2
CHOPIN: Mazurka in B minor, Op. 30, No. 2
CHOPIN: Mazurka in D-flat major, Op. 30, No. 3
CHOPIN: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4
CHOPIN: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major
RZEWSKI: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: Free

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
Lydia Brown, piano
J.S. BACH: English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
SCHOENBERG: Six little piano pieces, Op. 16
HAYDN: Piano Sonata in A major, Hob. XVI:26
HAYDN: Piano Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:51
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21
• Guest Artist Series •
Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow, piano
CCM welcomes renowned piano duo Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow! Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
COPLAND: El Salón México
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
RAVEL: La Valse
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel

7 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Piano Series •
Pianopalooza will feature performances by some of CCM’s most gifted student pianists. The spring concert will emphasize romanticism and virtuosity … come and be dazzled!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

Event Information
All events listed take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. The Pianopalooza concert requires paid admission. All other piano events are free and open to the general public.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

All-Steinway School Sponsor: The Corbett Endowment at CCM

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Moye Chen Named Gold Medalist at the 2014 World Piano Competition

2014 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Moye Chen.

2014 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Moye Chen.

After a week of thrilling performances, Moye Chen has been named Gold Medalist of the 2014 World Piano Competition!

Feng Bian and Reed Tetzloff were named Co-Bronze Medalists during last Saturday’s Finals Round, which saw all three pianists perform with the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about Chen below.

Although this year’s World Piano Competition may be over, the excitement continues through Saturday, July 12, with the Art of the Piano, a unique summer festival and concert series curated by WPC Artistic Director (and CCM Artist-in-Residence) Awadagin Pratt. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/artofthepiano.

About Moye Chen
Moye Chen has performed extensively as a concert pianist in Asia and the United States. He has performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Finney Chapel, Benaroya Concert Hall, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall and the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Chen is a winner of many competitions, including Seattle, Heida Hermanns, and Buono and Bradshaw International Piano Competitions, Krannert Debut Artist Competition and Palatino Piano and Composition Competition. In addition, he was a recipient of the June and Charles Ross Fellowship Award in 2012 and 2013.

A native of Beijing, Chen began his piano study at the age of 7, and in 1997 he moved to Shanghai and had the great honor of performing during the ceremony of Macao’s return to China in 1999, broadcast by CCTV and SHTV. He has performed as a soloist with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra and Asian Ensemble Orchestra. Chen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Chen is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois.

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