Benjamin Warsaw, Guest Faculty Piano Recital February 20
Posted on February 15, 2020 by Keith Bohnet
Guest faculty pianist Dr. Benjamin Warsaw will perform a solo piano recital featuring works by several Classical music composers that "crossover" into different music genres. The concert will be in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.
About the artist
Young American pianist, Dr. Benjamin Warsaw (www.benjaminwarsaw.com) is a classical pianist, composer, teacher, and accompanist, and performs solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America. Recent concert highlights include, Schwartz Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Yamaha Hall and Haydn Birthplace, Vienna, Austria; O’Shaughnessy Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; and Dr. Warsaw performed original compositions for President Carter during a live broadcast at the Carter Center.
As a student Dr. Warsaw studied and performed solo music, chamber music, and original compositions in summer festivals and masterclasses such as, Wiener Masterclasses, Banff Center Piano Master Classes, Brandywine International Piano Festival, International Keyboard Festival at Mannes, and his original compositions have been featured on NPR. Dr. Warsaw holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Rebecca Penneys. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Boston University under the tutelage of the late Anthony di Bonaventura.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Warsaw is currently Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, Savannah, GA. There, he teaches piano and other music-related courses and is founder and Artistic Director of the concert series, Piano in the Arts. During the summers, Dr. Warsaw has been on faculty at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Blue Lake Fine Arts, Chautauqua Institution, and is currently on faculty at Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Teachers National Association, Savannah Music Teachers Association, and is an ASCAP composer. Recently Dr. Warsaw released his debut album, Warsaw plays Warsaw, featuring a set of 24 Preludes of original music for piano. He was honored to have been selected as Georgia Music Teacher’s Association’s 2017 composer of the year.
Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.google.com/maps and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.
Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call 251-460-7116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)
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