The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.
This solo recital will feature the repertoire that Amstutz performed on his tour of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia this summer, where he performed recitals and master classes.
The program will include: “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3” by Franz Liszt (1811-1886); “Sechs Bagatellen, Op. 126” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); “Long Ago,” an improvisation by Amstutz (b. 1948); “Pavane and Galliard (Earle of Salisbury) by William Byrd (ca. 1540-1623); and “The Serpent’s Kiss” from “The Garden of Eden (Four Rags for Piano) by William Bolcom (b. 1938).
Following intermission, Amstutz will perform Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111.”
Amstutz is professor of piano and coordinator of Keyboard Studies at WVU. A prizewinner in the Maryland International Piano Competition (subsequently renamed in honor of William Kapell) and medalist in the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy, Amstutz has performed throughout Europe and the United States. In recent years, he has also made frequent tours of Asia, presenting recitals and master classes in major cities of Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the People’s Republic of China. He has also served as judge for the National Piano Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and for the William S. Boyd International Piano Competition.
During his student days at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Amstutz earned his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees as a student of Leon Fleisher and his Bachelor of Music 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.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.
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