Spencer Myer – piano recital

Spencer Myer – piano recital
14 October 2010

“Myer is more than a pianist. He is an artist” (Die Beeld, South Africa)

“In its enthusiasm the audience begged for encore after encore…” (Gayle Williams, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

American pianist and Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Spencer Myer is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation.

Spencer Myer’s orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bozeman, Indianapolis, Knoxville, New Haven, Phoenix, Richmond (IN), Santa Fe, Southeast Iowa, Tucson and Wyoming Symphony Orchestras, and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra. In May 2005, his recital/orchestral tour of South Africa included a performance of the five piano concerti of Beethoven. Many of his performances have been broadcast on WQXR (New York City), WHYY (Philadelphia), WCLV (Cleveland) and WFMT (Chicago).

In 2004, Spencer captured First Prize in the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. He is also a laureate in the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland, 2005 Busoni (where he was also awarded the Audience Prize) and 2004 Montréal International Piano Competitions. Spencer is winner of the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. In 2000 he took first prize in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition.

Spencer is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin. Other teachers include Peter Takács, Joseph Schwartz and Christina Dahl. He also studied with Jerome Lowenthal and Warren Jones and Marilyn Horne (vocal accompanying). During the course of his undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he was the recipient of numerous awards from that institution. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree was conferred by Stony Brook University in 2005. Spencer Myer is a Steinway Artist.

Handel – Suite No. 2 in F major
Janácek – Sonata No. 1 (1905)
Beethoven – Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp major (“Moonlight”)
Schumann – Waldszenen, Op. 82
Granados – From Goyescas (El amor y la muerte & Los Requiebros)

R120 (adults)
R80 (pensioners, students and learners)
Tickets available at Computicket (at all Shoprite / Checkers shops, Mimosa Mall information desk, Izami Florist) and at the doors.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 - 401 2504)


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