Guest Artist Master Class: Arthur Greene, piano

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
FREE
Pianist Arthur Greene
Pianist Arthur Greene of the University of Michigan presents a recital and master class on Jan 19.

Pianist Arthur Greene of the University of Michigan leads a free master class with UW piano students.

Note: Arthur Greene also performs a free piano recital on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30pm in Brechemin Auditorium. More info on this event can be found here.


Artist Bio: Arthur Greene, piano

Born in New York, Arthur Greene studied at Juilliard with Martin Canin. Greene was a Gold Medal winner in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, and a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He performed the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston, and recorded the Complete Etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. He has performed the 10 Sonata Cycle of Alexander Scriabin in many important international venues, including multi-media presentations with Symbolist artworks. He has made many recordings together with his wife, the violinist Solomia Soroka, for Naxos and Toccata Classics, including the Violin-Piano Sonatas of William Bolcom.  His current projects include recordings of the Scriabin sonatas, and of previously unrecorded works of the Ukrainian national composer Mykola Lysenko, and performances of the last three Beethoven sonatas in the spring of 2014. 

Greene has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, and many others. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He toured Japan and Korea many times. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency. 

Greene has been on the faculty at the School since 1990. He has won the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching. His current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and his former students hold important teaching posts throughout the United States.