Brian Marks Master Class

We were very pleased to have Dr. Brian Marks, Chair of the Piano Department at Baylor University, for a master class at Adam’s November 16th

Those in attendance heard very good playing and a nice variety of pieces. Seascape by William Gillock, the Bach Invention in F Major, the Rachmaninoff g# minor Prelude, the Opus 72#1 Chopin Nocturne, the Birds by Rameau, and the 1st Movement of the Chopin 2nd Sonata were all played very well!

Join us in the spring, we will have many more performances and master classes including Sophia Gilmson of UT Austin, Kiyoshi Tamagawa of Southewestern University in Georgetown, Fritz Gechter of TAMIU in Laredo, Stephen Burnaman of Huston Tillotson, and more!

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.

Shearon Horton Master Class

Shearon Horton was very generous and gave a wonderful master class November 2nd at Adam’s. We really appreciated her detailed approach to music and technique, she really tailored her comments to the needs and abilities of the students in a special way.

Repertoire included The Great White Sharp by Jennifer Linn, Chopin Mazurka Opus 7#2, Bach Invention in Eb Major BMV 773, Beethoven Sonata Opus 2#1 first movement, and the first movement of the Mozart Piano Concerto K.488 in A Major.

Our next master class is November 16th from 2-5 with Brian Marks, Chair of the Piano Department at Baylor University!

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.