WLU Piano: Virtuosic Repertoire for the Left Hand

May 11, 2024

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lenfest Center for the Arts
Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450


Piano Recital: Virtuosic Repertoire for the Left Hand. Nicholas Ross, piano Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 8 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center No tickets required. Acclaimed pianist Nicholas Ross presents a program of works written for the left hand by composers such as Godowsky, Brahms, Schulhoff, Holliday, and Albéniz. He will also give a masterclass featuring W & L piano students on Friday, May 10th at 5:15 pm. Dr. Ross is a Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where he is the director of the keyboard studies program. Previously he was an Associate Professor at Sweet Briar College, Virginia. Ross is a Yamaha Artist. In addition to performing internationally as soloist and chamber musician for the last twenty-five years, Ross has also released several critically acclaimed recordings on the Centaur Records label, including his most recent album, Leopold Godowsky: Apostle of the Left Hand (Centaur Records Inc., CRC 3754). His primary piano professors were John Perry, John Bingham, Benno Pierweijer and Matthijs Verschoor. In addition, he worked with Christine Croshaw and David Newbold on collaborative piano, and played in masterclasses and courses for Graham Johnson, Christopher Czaja Sager and Theodore Paraskivesko among others. He earned piano performance degrees from ArtEz in the Netherlands, Trinity College of Music in London (where he was awarded many piano prizes), and a DMA degree in piano performance from Rice University.

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