The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

The Piano Division

Present

The Washington International Piano Series at CUA

2014-15 Concert Season

 “A Celebration of Our New 9-ft New York Steinway Concert Grand Piano”

 

 

SHARON CHRISTMAN (Soprano) and IVO KALTCHEV (Piano), Faculty Recital

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Ward Recital Hall, 4pm
Program: Art songs and arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Massenet, Strauss, Poulenc, Copland, Barber,
Burleigh and Adamo.

 

JAMES LITZELMAN, Faculty Recital

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Ward Recital Hall, 3pm
Program: Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20; Faure: Two Pieces breves, 6th  Barcarolle and
6th Nocturne; Franck: Prelude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 5

 

LORI SIMS, Guest Artist Recital

The John T. Bernhard Professor of Music at West Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

1st Prize Winner of the Gina Bachauer, Mendelssohn and American Pianists’ Association Competitions

Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Program: Bach Goldberg Variations

 

LORI SIMS, Guest Artist Piano Master Class

The John T. Bernhard Professor of Music at West Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

1st Prize Winner of the Gina Bachauer, Mendelssohn and American Pianists’ Association Competitions

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Ward Recital Hall, 10am-12pm

 

MAURIZIO BARBORO (Italy), Guest Artist Recital

Piano Professor and Piano Chair, Paganini State Conservatory, Genoa, Italy

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Program: Liszt Sonata in B Minor, Schumann Papillons Op.2, Chopin Prelude in C Sharp Minor,
Debussy Pour le Piano

 

RALITZA PATCHEVA and SAM POST, Faculty and Guest Artist Recital

Thursday, Nov.  6, 2014, 8pm
Program: Bach The Art of Fugue (performed on harpsichord and modern piano)

 

BEETHOVEN 32 PIANO SONATAS SERIES

The Piano Division Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, CUA Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Jordan Kitts Music (Fairfax), 3pm

Program #1:

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 – Dr. James Litzelman
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2 – Jason Solounias
Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3 – Jinghua Pu

Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 – Anna Nizhegorodtseva

 

BEETHOVEN 32 PIANO SONATAS SERIES

The Piano Division Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, CUA Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 Jordan Kitts Music, (Rockville), 3pm

Program #2:
Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1 – Dr. Francesca Hurst
Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2 – Nathan Blair
Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3 – Jarred Tafaro
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique) – Martin Labazevitch


 

STEVEN MAYER, Guest Artist Recital

Piano Professor, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Program: TBA

 

STEVEN MAYER, Guest Artist Piano Master Class

Piano Professor, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Ward Recital Hall, 10am-12noon

 

BEETHOVEN 32 PIANO SONATAS SERIES

The Piano Division Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, CUA Ward Recital Hall, 8pm

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015, Jordan Kitts Music (Fairfax), 3pm

Program #3:
Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1 – Mary Spence
Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2 – Jackie Song

Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 – Yea Seul Kim
Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 – Motoko Howard

 

JOCELYN A. K. SWIGGER, Guest Artist Recital

Piano Professor, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Sunderman Conservatory, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, USA

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Program: Chopin 27 Etudes plus improvisations

 

BEETHOVEN 32 PIANO SONATAS SERIES

The Piano Division Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Tuesday April 14, 2015, CUA Ward Recital Hall, 8pm (with a pre-concert lecture)
Sunday, March 29, 2015, Jordan Kitts Music (Rockville), 3pm

Program #4:
Sonata No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 27, No. 1 –Sophia Pileggi
Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) – Brian Billion
Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 (Pastoral) – Mingke Zhu
Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1 – Dr. Ralitza Patcheva


BRIAN BILLION

1st Prize Winner of the 1st Catholic University of America International Piano Competition

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ward Recital Hall, 8pm
Program: Piano works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Scriabin, and Messiaen.

 

The Piano Division at the CUA Benjamin T. Rome School is proud to announce the 2nd season of The Washington International Piano Series at CUA. The 2013-14 season includes 10 exciting piano concerts: 2 faculty, 1 piano alum and 5 guest-artist recitals. Also featured are our CUA piano students in a preview concert of the upcoming piano recital in Carnegie Weill Hall as well as a unique group of high school pianists from North Carolina.  All concerts are admission free and will be performed on our new 9-ft New York Steinway D concert grand in Ward Recital Hall. I hope you will join us to hear some great piano music performed by internationally renowned artists as well as young and up-coming pianists! Thank you for forwarding this to any interested parties.

Best Wishes, 

Dr. Ivo Kaltchev
Head, Piano Division
Artistic Director, The Washington International Piano Series at CUA 

 

The Catholic University of America

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

The Piano Division

Present

The Washington International Piano Series at CUA

2013-14 Concert Season

 “A Celebration of Our New 9-ft New York Steinway Concert Grand Piano”

 

 

Cyrus Chestnut, Jazz Pianist, Guest Artist Recital

Sunday, September 22, 2013

4pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

“The Piano Performance Team”

A Unique Group of 5 High School Piano Students from North Carolina

Sunday, September 29, 2013

4pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

Faina Lushtak, Guest Artist Recital

Piano Professor and Piano Division Head, Tulane University

Thursday, October 10, 2013

8pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

The Piano Division at Carnegie Weill Hall: Preview Concert

CUA Graduate and Undergraduate Piano Majors

Thursday, October 24, 2013

8pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

Horacio Gutierrez, Guest Artist Recital

Date: TBA

 

Matthew Bengtson, Guest Artist Recital

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014

8pm, Ward Recital Hall

Program: works by Bach, Szymanowksi, Lutoslawski, Scriabin and Albeniz

 

William Carr, CUA Piano Alumni Recital

Piano Professor, Immaculata University, PA

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

8pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

Sharon Christman, Soprano and Ivo Kaltchev, Piano - Faculty Recital

Thursday, February 13, 2014

8:00pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

Boris Berman, Guest Artist Recital

Piano Professor and Piano Division Chair, Yale University

Monday, March 17, 2014

8:00pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

James Litzelman, Faculty Recital

Sunday, April 6, 2014

3pm, Ward Recital Hall

 

Igor Lebedev, Guest Artist Recital

Piano Professor, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

6pm, Ward Recital Hall

 
 
 
 
The Washington International Piano Series at CUA
2012-13 Concert Season
“A Celebration of Our New 9-ft New York Steinway Concert Grand Piano”
 
  
The Piano Division at the Benjamin T. Rome School is proud to announce the launching of a new concert series:  The Washington International Piano Series at CUA.  The first 2012-13 concert season will include one Piano Gala, 6 faculty and 3 guest-artist recitals. All concerts will be performed on our new  9-ft New York Steinway D concert grand in Ward Recital Hall. The opening concert is on Monday, Nov. 19, at 8pm. I hope you can come and hear a great French pianist, a Piano Professor at the Paris Conservatory,  who is playing a unique program (Debussy Preludes Book 1 plus 12 contemporary French piano pieces; every Debussy prelude will be followed by a modern piece). The Piano Gala on Dec. 2 will be spectacular; it will feature performances by all piano faculty, piano alums, school of music faculty, guest artists and current students. Do not miss it! And please invite your friends and family members.
 
Best wishes,
Ivo Kaltchev
Head, Piano Division
 
 
Hugues Leclére (France), Guest Artist Recital
(Piano Professor, Paris Conservatory)
Monday, November 19, 2012, 8:00pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Piano Gala
Featuring piano alums, guest artists, school of music faculty and students
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
 
Nikita Fitenko, Faculty Recital
Works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Ralitza Patcheva, Faculty Recital
Works by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Tom Mastroianni, Faculty Recital
Works by Liszt
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Ivo Kaltchev, Faculty Recital
Works by Debussy, Messiaen, Vladigerov and John Henderson
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
James Litzelman, Faculty Recital
Works by Franck, Schubert and Brahms
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Antonio Di Cristofano (Italy), Guest Artist Recital
Works by Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Berg and Scriabin
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Xun Pan (China, US), Guest Artist Recital
(Piano Professor, Millersville University, Millersville, PA)
Works by Mussorgsky, Chopin and Chen Peixun
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 3pm, Ward Recital Hall
 
Jose Ramos Santana, Faculty Recital
Work by Chopin, Brahms and Albéniz
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 8pm, Ward Recital Hall
 

More information is available at http://music.cua.edu, through email cua-music@cua.edu, or by calling 202-319-5416.