Ohio Chapter of the American Liszt Society president Caroline Hong and ALS society members welcome guest pianist Eugene Alcalay (Azusa Pacific University) for a master class, "Master Piano Works of Franz Liszt (1811-1886)." This event is presented as part of ALS Ohio Chapter's inaugural event, a celebration of Liszt's October birthday.
This event is free and open to the public.
Class participants are piano students of Dr. Hong. Huiwen Jiang will play Petrarch Sonnet 104; Wooju Lee, Paraphrase on Verdi's Rigoletto; April Fenn, "Vallee d'Oberman" from Annèes de pelerinage, I.
Romanian-born pianist Eugene Alcalay began playing the piano at age two and composing at age eight. In 1984 he came under the tutelage of Leonard Bernstein, who affirmed his “outstanding talent as both a performer and composer” and awarded him a scholarship at Indiana University School of Music. Aided by Maestro Bernstein, he continued his studies at The Curtis Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School, where he attained a doctorate in piano performance. His teachers included Seymour Lipkin, Robert McDonald, Karen Shaw, James Tocco, Milton Babbitt and Ned Rorem. A Steinway Artist, professor of piano at Azusa Pacific University School of Music and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Alcalay has performed in Europe, Asia, South America and throughout the United States--at venues including New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. His CD, Lyrical Liszt, released by the Partita Records label, has been praised for “poetry, sensitivity…admirable tonal variety…beautiful playing throughout” (EPTA UK).