Franz Liszt as the Cultural Ambassador of the 19th Century
Franz Liszt spanned the Romantic era. As a child he met Beethoven; as an elderly man he was introduced to Debussy. Between times, this protean personality was intimately acquainted with many of the leading artistic figures of the age. His circle was not confined simply to musicians like Wagner, Chopin, Berlioz and Schumann, although he knew them well. Among his friends and colleagues were painters, poets, writers and sculptors, such as Delacroix, Heine, Lamartine, George Sand and Bartolini. He mixed just as easily with politicians and could count several of the crowned heads of Europe among his friends.
Hando Nahkur, Conference Artist
“Hando Nahkur is one of the greatest new surprises of the classical music scene…” wrote PianoNews. “His interpretation can rightfully hold its own even against the legendary pianists Wilhelm Kempff or Martha Argerich..”
Hando Nahkur hails from Estonia where he studied at the Tallinn Music High School and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. He came to the USA and earned degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music, Yale University School of Music, Texas Christian University School of Music, and Southern Methodist University.
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Beyond the Piano Studio: How to Make Engaging Instructional Videos for Your Students
From simple to complex, this session will demystify the process of making instructional videos for your students. Do you want to demonstrate a certain skill? Inspire your students to play the latest pop song? Create an online video archive of major musical concepts? We'll walk you through the latest, greatest technology that will enable your studio to shine online!
Master Class with 2013 MTNA Winners
Irish pianist Peter Mack is celebrated for his moving performances, and his easy rapport with audiences. He has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, as well as in Australia, India, and the former Soviet Union. He is known for his extensive repertoire, having played twenty-five concertos with orchestras.
The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Mack is one of those lucky ones, born with a completely balanced set of talents. He has perfect piano hands, his technique is all but infallible, he has boundless temperament, style and taste, and above all, he communicates directly.... In all capacities he is indefatigable…."
Call for Research Posters
The Research Committee of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) invites submissions of research posters for presentation at the NCKP Conference in Lombard, Illinois on July 24-27, 2013.
The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy is a biennial meeting of keyboard music educators presented by the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. In July of odd-numbered years, 800 to 1,000 teachers representing all fifty states and at least twenty other nations meet in the Chicago area for this event dedicated to achieving “extraordinary results with every student.” Each conference features distinguished keynote speakers, renowned performing artists and artist/teachers, teaching demonstrations, workshops, discussion groups, technology sessions, research presentations, and concerts by children, young adults and conference artists. For more information on the Frances Clark Center or NCKP, visit keyboardpedagogy.org.