ROCK HILL, S.C. - World-renowned pianist Walter Hautzig returns to the Winthrop University campus June 26-July 2 to teach his celebrated Master Piano Class.
During the week, several concerts, including a solo concert featuring Hautzig, will be performed, and the public is invited to attend. This marks the 17th year that Winthrop will host this musical event. Students in grades seven-12 and in college, as well as teachers and performers, are invited to participate. The cost is $375 for auditors and $475 for full participants. Full participants will receive a one-hour lesson with Hautzig.
In the many years that Hautzig has held his master classes – not only at Winthrop but also at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and Smith College in Massachusetts – well over 1,000 pianists have attended. Besides being an expert teacher, Hautzig, a native of Vienna, Austria, is an active performer, having played concerts in more than 50 countries and having recorded extensively.
In addition to teaching, Hautzig will perform a solo concert on June 26. The master pianist will perform a variety of pieces by Beethoven and Chopin. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
The following night, June 27, will feature a free performance of Mozart and Poulenc chamber music by retired Winthrop Professor of Music Eugene Barban and members of the Charlotte Symphony. On June 28, local pianist Ann Herlong, who recently placed third in the prestigious Fourth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs held in San Antonio, Texas, will perform a free program of Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. On June 29 at 4:30 p.m., Maury Wilkinson and Mignon Eayre, a flute and piano duo, will perform the first recital of the day. An 8 p.m. joint recital by Lynn Rice-See, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, and well-known soloist, lecturer and clinician Matthew Manwarren will close out the day’s performances. Rice-See studied with Hautzig at the Peabody Conservatory, while Manwarren has coached with Hautzig since 1998.
All concerts will be held in Barnes Recital Hall at 8 p.m. (except for the 4:30 p.m. recital on June 29) on the specified days.
To register for the master class or for more information about these events, contact Barban at 803/323-4639.