RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 12, 2005) — Classical pianist David Korevaar, a member of The University of Texas at Dallas’ Ensemble in Residence, The Clavier Trio, will perform in concert Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall on the UTD campus.
Korevaar, currently professor of piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has performed across the U.S. and in Europe, Korea, Australia and Japan. Some of the major venues in which he has played are Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, New York’s Town Hall and Weill Hall. This summer, Korevaar replaced fellow pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in a last-minute switch at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado. According to The Durango Herald, his interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, “a piece that is considered one of the most difficult in the piano cannon,” was “poignant in a performance that can be seen as nothing less than grand.”
The Oct. 2 program will include Prelude and Fugue in F Major and Prelude and Fugue in F minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier II by Johann Sebastian Bach, Nocturne No. 8, Op. 85 by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Lowell Lieberman, Nocturne No. 1 by Henry Février, Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7 and Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 25, No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin, and Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.
Korevaar began studying piano at age six in San Diego with Sherman Storr, and at age 13, he became a student of the great American virtuoso Earl Wild. By the time he was 20, he had earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied composition with David Diamond. French pianist Paul Doguereau also served as a teacher and mentor to Korevaar.
The Boston Globe has said Korevaar possesses “stylistic command of a wide variety of music,” has “genuine flair” and is “articulate... lucid... strikingly spontaneous... technically solid, sonically impressive and thoroughly commanding.”
Tickets for the concert are $15 for general admission and free at the door to UTD students with a valid identification. Ticket office hours for advance purchase are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2972.
More information about the concert can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0506/korevaar.htm.
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