Pianist Peter Amstutz of the West Virginia University music faculty will perform a recital at the Creative Arts Center Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall. The recital is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Dr. Amstutz just returned from a tour of recitals and master classes in Malaysia and Thailand and will present the same program at the WVU .
The program includesHungarian Rhapsody No. 3by Franz Liszt;Six Bagatelles, Op. 126,by Ludwig van Beethoven;The Garden of Eden: Four Rags for Pianoby William Bolcom; andSonata in B-flat Major,D. 960, by Franz Schubert.
Amstutz is professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at WVU . Much of his musical training occurred at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he earned his masters and doctor of musical arts degrees as a student of Leon Fleisher and his bachelors degree with Walter Hautzig. As a Fulbright Scholar, he also studied in Austria for two years with Dieter Weber and Noel Flores at the Vienna Academy of Music.
Amstutz was a prizewinner in the Maryland International Piano Competition and medalist in the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy. His New York debut and subsequent performances in Europe received favorable reviews in, among others, The New York Times and the Saarbruecker Zeitung. He has made several recent tours of Asia, presenting recitals and master classes in the capitals of Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and China. He also served as judge for the National Piano Festival 2001 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Prior to joining the WVU faculty in 1988, Amstutz taught at the University of Colorado and at Oklahoma State University, where he received that institutions highest award for individual faculty members.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841, ext. 3108.