Adam’s Music House had a busy spring! In addition to hosting masterclasses with students from Austin and TAMIU in Laredo we had a Revel performance in January. Sophia Gilmson gave a wonderful masterclass in April, and our special Debussy 100th Anniversary performance of the Book II Preludes had close to 50 people in attendance March 25th! An encore presentation of Debussy Preludes with Chopin May 27th had more than 30. Be sure to check our Facebook Page for additional updates.
During the months of September and October Dr. Brad Bolen, Dr. Fritz Gechter, and Dr. Anthony Tobin will give masterclasses, Dr Tobin will play more Debussy September 16th, and Sophia Gilmson will tentatively play Bach and Shostakovich October 13th.
Enrique Rangel, the first Adam’s Music House fellowship recipient, is coming along in his studies with Dr. Anthony Tobin of Opus 38 of Nicolai Medtner. He will appear for a welcome performance and reception Sunday September 23rd at 4PM. Mark your calendars and prepare to hear the Opus 38 Sonata!
Our next Adam’s House sponsored event is Sunday September 16thth at 4PM when our Artistic Director Dr. Anthony Tobin will play more Debussy as he prepares his next film, to be premiered in Switzerland in November and December. Pieces from the film and Preludes from Book I will be included as he also prepares for a CD of the complete Debussy Preludes, to be recorded in December.
Free and open.
We are pleased to announce Enrique Rangel as the first recipient of the Adam’s Music House Fellowship. Enrique, who will graduate from TAMIU in Laredo this Spring, is a student of Dr. Fritz Gechter at TAMIU and Kenneth Thompson of MACSA in San Antonio. For the Fellowship Enrique will learn a 30 minute program of music by Nikolai Medtner, prepare a 30 minute lecture, and present it at Adam’s Music House in December 2018. Dr. Anthony Tobin, Music Director of Adam’s Music House, will coach and direct Enrique in his study and preparation of the performance. In addition to access to the Adam’s Music House archive of scores and books, Enrique will receive $3000 on completion of the project. Thanks to all who auditioned and showed interest in our first fellowship, we will offer more exciting projects in the future!
Sophia Gilmson from UT Austin gave a wonderful master class Saturday April 14th, We had a range of students and repertoire which included the Scriabin Fantasy from a student of Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa, the famous Opus 8#12 Scriabin Etude from a student of Dr. Anthony Tobin, Debussy’s Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum, and the Liszt transcription of Mozart’s Requiem played by Enrique Rangel. Many thanks to Sophia and all who participated!
Thomas Mc Gregor did a nice interview with Dr. Anthony Tobin regarding Debussy and the preparation of Book II of the Preludes:
Dr. Anthony Tobin performed Book II of the revolutionary Preludes by Claude Debussy. Tobin, a Debussy scholar, has completed a film about Claude Debussy and performed a CD of his works. Sunday’s performance is the 100th anniversary of Debussy’s death in Paris during the German WWI bombing.
Dianne Donovan did a very nice interview with Dr. Anthony Tobin, Artistic Director at Adam’s, Sunday March 18th which will be heard again on KMFA Wednesday March 21st at 9PM. You can listen to the interview in the video below, accompanied by images Anthony Tobin shot in Paris:
Adam’s Music House is an intimate space dedicated to the love of classical piano music offering fellowships, master classes, and performances utilizing its vast library and two grand pianos