The spring Chamber Music Festival presents brilliant music in the continuing 20th anniversary celebration of Watson Hall.
Pianist Pavel Nersessian, known for his collaboration with chamber music groups and other musicians, appears as a special guest and, along with other musicians, leads students and faculty in concertizing on an intimate scale. Faculty and students will gather for engaging music-making and a public master class will be held for student chamber music groups.
One of the most remarkable pianists of his generation, Nersessian is known for his ability to play equally convincingly in the whole palette of the piano repertoire. He has won prizes in the Beethoven Competition in Vienna, the Paloma O’Shea Competition in Spain, and the Tokyo Competition. “His performance brought a veritable roar of approval from the audience,” wrote the Irish Times after Nersessian took first prize in the GPA Dublin International Piano Competition in 1991.