Faculty Piano Recital is February Treat

February 1st, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Master piano teacher and PSU Professor of Music Carleen Graff will present a solo recital of works for piano at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The program includes works by Mozart, Brahms, Griffes and Riegger.

A frequent adjudicator for competitions and evaluations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Graff has performed solo and chamber recitals in New England, the Midwest and Germany.
Graff founded the biennial Piano Monster Concerts at PSU in 1982, added summer Junior and Senior Piano Monster Festivals in 1993, and the Contemporary Piano Festival in 1999.

She is a workshop clinician for music teachers’groups, presenting master classes, and sessions in digital keyboard ensembles, technology for the piano studio, class piano techniques and numerous piano pedagogy topics; and her students have received numerous awards for their performances and studies.

In addition, she directs the Plymouth Digital Keyboard Orchestra for young students and has had several digital keyboard works published by Ogilvy Music in Denton, Texas: Carnival of the Animals for two pianos, Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 413; two original works, Determined Drummer and Thoughts and arrangements of Beethoven’s Fifth and Haydn’s Surprise.

Dr. Graff also teaches pre-college piano students, and oversees community young piano students at PSU.

There is no charge for admission.

For information about this release contact Betsy Cheney at (603) 535-2276 or via e-mail to betsyc@plymouth.edu.

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