Transcontinental Piano Duo at PSU November 6 at PSU Silver Center

October 19th, 2011 by Elizabeth

L-R Elaine Greenfield and Jan Meyer Thompson

Plymouth, N.H. –Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, aka the Transcontinental Piano Duo, will present at master class and a recital in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University
November 6.

The master class, which is presented free of charge, begins at 12:30 p.m.

The recital, a program of dances and variations by composers including Dvorak, Schubert, Barber, Debussy, Fauré and Liszt is at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the recital are $6 at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

ELAINE GREENFIELD has been recognized internationally for her performances, recordings, and master teaching, and has a distinguished career as soloist/lecture recitalist and collaborative artist. She has performed at Carnegie, Merkin and Steinway Halls, the Phillips Collection, Boston’s Gardner Museum and concert venues coast to coast. The New York Times hailed the “crystalline clarity, tonal warmth, graceful airiness,” of her playing and called her technique “formidable.”

Clavier magazine recently lauded Ms. Greenfield’s CD release “Debussy Preludes, Bks.1 & 2,” by Centaur Records, calling her performances “impeccable. …” Classics Today praised her “sensitivity and control”, “alluring pedal effects” and her skill in “meeting technical challenges with no effort.”  Ms. Greenfield is artistic director of Greenfield Piano Associates, and St. Paul’s Cathedral Arts in Burlington, Vt.

JANICE MEYER THOMPSON has enjoyed a diverse career as soloist, collaborative artist, lecture-recitalist, and master teacher across North America, Europe and Asia. Highlights of her career have included performances in the premier conservatory concert halls of China and South Korea, at the Val Tidone and Maggio Musicale Festivals (Italy), at the U.S. Consulate in Florence (Italy) and at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland). Acclaimed for her “beautiful sound, easy versatility of style, and remarkable sensitivity to phrasing and nuance,”

Thompson maintains a lively performance schedule with her professional vocal and instrumental chamber music ensemble, The Kent Camerata, with the Transcontinental Piano Duo and with faculty colleagues in the Arizona State University School of Music where she holds the rank of professor. A graduate of Northwestern University, Thompson also enjoys a national reputation as a leader in the field of graduate piano pedagogy and piano teacher training.

For information contact Professor Carleen Graff,

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