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Department of Music to present Peter Miyamoto in Guest Piano Recital, Sept. 15


Peter Miyamoto will present a guest piano recital Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.  The program, presented by the Department of Music and the Piano Society, will include works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, and Johannes Brahms. A master class will be offered Sunday, Sept. 16, at noon. 

Both the concert and master class are free and open to the public.

Dr. Peter Miyamoto, an associate professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri, enjoys a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in recital and as a soloist in numerous countries and in major U.S. cities.  In 1990, Miyamoto was named the first Gilmore Young Artist.  He won numerous other competitions, including the American Pianist Association National Fellowship Competition, the D’Angelo Competition, the San Francisco Symphony Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition.        

Miyamoto has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Chautauqua Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Knoxville Symphony, working with such conductors as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, David Lockington, Raymond Harvey, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, William Henry Curry, and Kirk Trevor. 

A dedicated chamber musician, he has performed with Charles Castleman, Victor Danchenko, Lara St. John, Anthony McGill, David Shifrin and Allan Vogel, as well as members of the Blair, Borromeo, Euclid and Pacifica String Quartets.  He is a former member of the August Trio and the Beaumont Trio, and was a founding member of the Quadrivium Players, the resident ensemble at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University School of Music, Michigan State University, and the Royal Academy of Music in London.  His teachers included Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Marek Jablonski, Aube Tzerko, and Ralph Votapek, as well as Szymon Goldberg, Felix Galimir and Lorand Fenyves for chamber music.

Miyamoto formerly taught at Michigan State University and the California Institute of the Arts.  Since 2004 he has headed the faculty of the New York Summer Music Festival.  Miyamoto has given master classes at major institutions throughout the U.S. and other countries.

His two solo CDs, “Chopin: Ballades and Fantasies” and “A Schubert Recital” have received critical acclaim in Gramophone Magazine, International Record Review, and American Record Guide. 

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.

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