This week Dr. Tobin begins an exporation of some of the works Frederic Chopin created while in Paris. Tobin is interested in how Paris might have influened Chopin and in particular to how Chopin created a unique language for the piano.
Dr. Fritz Gechter from TAMIU in Laredo returned for another great master class on Saturday, March 7th!
Many people played, we heard Bartok’s Slovak Dance, a Haydn Scherzo, a Bach Prelude in C Major, Flying Leaves by Kölling, the Mozart D Major Duet, the Chopin Eb Nocturne, and the Chopin Etude in F Major from Opus 10!
Everyone appreciated the warm and helpful guidance provided by Dr. Gechter.
Our next master class will be with Sophia Gilmson, Professor of Pedagogy at UT Austin on April 4th from 2-4:30 PM.
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!
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 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!