2013 Piano Celebration Guest Artists
The Tenth Piano Celebration at MSU Denver will feature several guest artists and clinicians, including:
Robert Durso | Daniel Kellogg
Uri Ayn Rovner
Piano@MSU Denver Faculty:
Tamara Goldstein, Fernanda Nieto, Hsing-ay Hsu, Peter Friesen, Nanette Shannon, Collette St. Clair, and Justin Adams. Collaborative piano staff includes Ken Mervine, Mary Ann DiMartini, Mila Startsev, Lara Jean O'Connor, Brian Dean, Anne Breeden, Christopher Thompson, Thais Nicolau, and Sara Parkinson.
|Perhaps best known as an award-winning writer on the arts (as a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and in books, most recently, A Natural History of the Piano[Knopf]), Stuart Isacoff is a pianist and composer with one foot in the classical world and the other in jazz. Mr. Isacoff has played and lectured at such venues as The Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the September Music Festival in Torino, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation in Salt Lake City, and numerous other festivals and museums throughout the United States and Italy. He is on the faculty of the Purchase College (SUNY) Conservatories of Music and Dance.|
Robert Durso attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and received his Master of Music Degree from Temple University. His principal teachers were Enrica Cavallo-Gulli, Harvey Wedeen, Edna Golandsky, Dorothy Taubman and Rosalyn Tureck.
A frequent performer, Mr Durso is a founding member of The Belmonte Trio and has collaborated in chamber music performances members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, including, John Koen, cello , Jason Depue, violin and Glenn Fischbach, cello.
Mr. Durso is a co-founder and senior director of the Golandsky Institute, held annually at Princeton University and directs Taubman Training in the Denver area with co-faculty member Brenna Berman of Louisville, CO.
He has produced several first place and top winners in national and international competitions, including, The Bartok/Kabelevsky International, Artist International NYC, Ambler Symphony Young Artist Competition, The Cal Rudman Competition, The Marymount Concerto Competition, 16th International Gianluca Campochiaro Competition in Pedara, Sicily and International Piano Competition "Giuseppe Terracciano" Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy, 2007.
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