Spring 2020 Master Classes at Adam's

We are pleased to announce the following master classes!

All are free for participants and observers, all are welcome to watch.

Contact Dr. Anthony Tobin to perform in one of the classes:

tony at adamsmusichouse.org

Dr. Stephen Burnaman of Huston Tillotson University will give a master class Saturday February 1st from 2-4:30PM.

Dr. Fritz Gechter of Texas A&M International University will give a master class Saturday March 7th from 2-4:30PM.

Sophia Gilmson, Professor of Piano Pedagogy at UT Austin, will give a master class Saturday April 4th from 2-4:30PM.

Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa of Southwestern University will give a master class Saturday April 11th from 2-4:30 PM.

Austin Chamber Ensemble: Dr. Tobin

Adam’s Music House was thrilled to host the first concert of the Austin Chamber Music Ensemble’s 2019-2020 season!

Many thanks to Marti Ahern for arranging and inviting Dr. Tobin, Artistic Director at Adam’s, to play a solo recital and a lovely 4-hand piece by Clara Schumann with Marti Ahern!

We had a full house as Dr. Tobin played the late Mozart Sonata K. 570,. Estampes by Claude Debussy, the Chopin bb minor Scherzo, and a short piece Opus 15 by Clara Schumann. This concert was in honor of Chopin and Clara Schumann’s birthdays and the performers made connections among them.

Thanks for all who attended! Our next event is a master class Saturday November 16th from 2-5 with Brian Marks, Chair of the Piano Department at Baylor University.

Student Recitals

We were very pleased to have 2 of Sheryl Stack’s students perform 2 weekends in September. Jason Preece performed Saturday September 15th and Havilah Kirsch performed Saturday September 22nd. Both played very well, attracted great audiences, and are welcome to return anytime!

Jacob played:

Friedrich Kuhlau – Allegro Burlesco, Op. 88 No. 3
Reinhold Glière – Album Leaf, Op. 31 No. 11
Georg Philipp Telemann – Fantasia in D minor, TWV 33:2
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, WoO 59 “Für Elise” J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major, BWV 866 No. 21 J.S.Bach – Invention in F Major, BWV 779 No. 8
J.S.Bach – Invention in A Minor, BWV 784 No. 13
Edvard Grieg – 8 Lyric Pieces, op. 12
Benjamin Lees – Kaleidoscopes: Ten Pieces for Piano, No. 9
Wallingford Riegger – Three Pieces: The Augmented Triad, The Major Second, The Tritone
Béla Bartók – Bear Dance, Sz. 39:10
Claude Debussy – Rêverie
Claude Debussy – Pour Le Piano, L. 95: Prelude
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32 No. 12
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32 No. 10

Jacob Performing

Havilah performed:

Havilah Kirsch, Violin and Piano
Sheryl Stack, Collaborative Pianist

Violin Sonata No. 4 in D Major, HWV 371 – George Frideric Handel
I Affettuoso
III Allegro
III Larghetto
IV Allegro

“Gavotte” from French Suite in G Major, BWV 816 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude No. 3 in C# Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume 1 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman (Theme and 12 Variations), KV 265 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


O Moon – Alexina Louie

The Entertainer – Scott Joplin

Vision Fugitive, Op. 22, No. 1, “Lentamente” – Sergei Prokofiev

Vision Fugitive, Op. 22, No. 10, “Ridiculosamente” – Sergei Prokofiev

Praeludium and Allegro – Fritz Kreisler

Dr. Tobin’s Concerts in Switzerland

After playing the Bach e minor Toccata, the Mozart c minor Sonata, and Book I of the Debussy Preludes at Adam’s Music House on Sunday May 12, Dr. Tobin embarked on a tour of Switzerland. He performed this program at the Musik Schule Zurcher Oberland in Wetzikon on May 18th, and Evangelisch-Methodistische Kirche in Davos on May 25th to appreciative audiences.

Dr. Tobin, a Steinway Artist, visited Steinway Hall Zurich and played a few of the pianos, on this one he played Debussy’s Minstrels:

Dr. Tobin Playing Minstrels by Claude Debussy

In Wetzikon, where he has performed since 2006, Dr. Tobin played on a 1960’s Model A Steinway, this is a fugue from Bach’s e minor Toccata:

In Davos Dr. Tobin returned for the fifth time to perform in a 120-year-old church. This is the first movement of the Mozart c minor Sonata:

Dr. Tobin looks forward to his next performance at Adam’s Music House, Saturday June 29th at 4PM. This will be the first 2-piano performace at Adam’s, Debussy’s Petite Suite and the Mozart Sonata in D for Two-Pianos, with Soo-Jung Kwon, will be featured. Please join us!

Zoya Shuhatovich Master Class

Steinway Artist Zoyo Shuhatovich gave a her Austin debut recital and master class at Adam’s Music House Saturday April 27th.

The audience greatly enjoyed her program and were impressed by her wonderful control of the piano:

Schubert Impromptu Opus 142 f minor
Beethoven Capriccio Rage Over the Lost penny Opus 129
Chopin Nocturne Opus 72# 1
Chopin Five Mazurkas:
Opus 6# 4 c# minor; Opus 24 # 4 f minor ;
Opus 63 c# minor; Opus 33# 4 b minor; Opus 50 # 3 c# minor
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante Opus 22

Following a reception, Zoya taught three students. We heard the first movement of the Mozart C Major Sonata, Fluttering Leaves by Carl Kolling, and the Rameau-Godowsky Tambourin.

Thanks to all who attended and participated!

Our next event will be a recital by our Artistic Director, Dr. Anthony Tobin. He will perform the Bach e minor Toccata, the Mozart c minor Sonata, and Book I of the Debussy Preludes Sunday May 12th at 4PM.

End of April Update!

Saturday April 27th at 2PM Russian pianist and Steinway Artist Zoya Shuhatovich will perform a solo recital and give a master class. We look forward to having her! After the recital we will have a reception, the master class will follow.



Schubert Impromptu op 142 F minor
Beethoven Capriccio Rage over the lost penny op 129
Chopin Nocturne op 72# 1
Chopin Five Mazurkas:
Op 6# 4 C# minor; Op 24 # 4 F minor ;
Op 63 C# minor; Op 33# 4 B minor; Op 50 # 3 C# minor
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante Op 22

Next week we will have auditions for the second Adam’s Music House Fellowship. We look forward to hearing and meeting with the applicants!

Sunday May 12th at 2PM our Artistic Director Dr. Anthony Tobin will give a performance of the Bach e minor toccata, the Mozart Sonata in c minor, and the Debussy Preludes Book I.