Pianist Arthur Greene of the University of Michigan School of Music presents a lecture-recital "Charles Ives's Concord Sonata: The Ghost of a Man Who Never Lived.”
Note: Arthur Greene also leads a free master class with UW piano students on Thursday, January 19th at 3:30pm 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 of Music at the University of Michigan 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.