ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University music faculty members Janice Bradner and Tomoko Deguchi will perform a piano duo recital on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 pm in Barnes Recital Hall. The program includes "Scaramouche" by Darius Milhaud, "Concerto for Two Keyboards" by J.S. Bach, "Fantasy for Two Pianos" by Ronald Parks and "Suite No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The duo first played together in 2004 for the music honors society Pi Kappa Lambda’s concert where they performed Saint-Saëns’ "Carnival of the Animals." Bradner and Deguchi enjoyed playing together so they planned a full recital of music for two pianos for this fall. One of the pieces they will play was composed by Ron Parks, assistant professor of music, which was completed in August during his residency at the Aaron Copland House.
Bradner coordinates Winthrop’s piano proficiency program, teaches secondary piano and serves as staff accompanist. As a freelance accompanist in the Charlotte area, Bradner collaborates with musicians of the Charlotte Symphony for solo and chamber recitals and recordings.
Deguchi began a performing career while in her native Japan, focusing on contemporary music. She was the 1998 Concerto Competition winner at the University of Wyoming. She has performed for contemporary composers’ concerts and new music concerts around the region and is a lecturer at Winthrop teaching music theory courses.
The program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.
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