FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (10/99)
Contact: Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Acclaimed pianist Arthur Greene of the University of Michigan will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Centenary College's Hurley Auditorium. He will present the piano music of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.
The recital is free and open to the public as a community service of Centenary's Hurley School of Music.
Greene's dynamic and personal performances have won him accolades in concert halls and competitions throughout the world. He is described as "a profound musician" by The Washington Post, "a masterful pianist" by The New York Times, as having "intoxicating appeal" by the Mainichi Daily News in Japan.
His powerful mastery and interpretative sensibility earned him the Gold Medals in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, and he was top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He also won First Prizes in the New York Young Artists Competition and the Helen Hart International Piano Competition.
Greene has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Music since 1990, following great success as a concert performer throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East. He has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra; RAI Orchestra of Turin; the San Francisco, Utah and National Symphonies; the Czech National Symphony; the Tokyo Symphony; and in recital at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He has performed the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston.
Greene has a particular liking for the piano music of the Scriabin and has recorded Scriabin's Complete Etudes for Piano on the Supraphon label. At Centenary he will perform Scriabin works, including Three Preludes (Op. 11, No. 21 in Bb Major; Op. 11, No. 22 in G Minor, and Op. 11, No. 20 in C Minor); Six Etudes (Sixths, Op. 8 No. 6, Thirds Op. 8 No. 10, Ninths Op. 65 No. 1, Sevenths Op. 65 No. 2, Fifths Op. 65 No. 3 and D# Minor Op. 8 No. 12, and Sonata No. 5, Op. 53); Sonata No. 7, "White Mass," Op. 64; Sonata No. 8, Op. 66; and Sonata No. 10, Op. 70.
Greene received degrees from Yale, Juilliard and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He studied with Dorothy Eustis and Martin Canin. He is affiliated with Astral Artistic Services, and is a Steinway Artist.
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