Piano Masterclass with Andrew Brownell
Thursday, February 25, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Several of the Moores School’s talented piano students will perform in an open-lesson format for Andrew Brownell, a highly-successful graduate of the Moores School of Music who is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Piano at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas.
Since winning 2nd Prize at the 2006 Leeds Competition, Andrew Brownell has pursued an active and varied international performing career. Critics regularly remark on his creative programming and interpretive insight. Musical Opinion has described him as “potentially one of the most significant pianists of his generation”, and The Oregonian wrote that Brownell “impresses as much with his mind as with his hands… the anti-Lang Lang.”
Mr. Brownell won 2nd Prize ex aequo at the 2002 International J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, making him the first American pianist to have ever won a prize in the history of the competition. He also won 1st Prize at the 2005 J.N. Hummel Competition in Bratislava, has since achieved widespread recognition as “one of the foremost Hummel interpreters of our time” (Hudobny Zivot), and is an honorary member of the Hummel Gesellschaft in Weimar. His edition of the Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 85 was released by Breitkopf & Hartel in 2016.Professor Brownell will impart his wisdom to help enrich the understanding of the music offered by our students. Experiences such as this can prove to be life-changing for a student and audience members as well. Please come and witness and support this fantastic event.
You may view the program for this event here.
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