Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College Music Department will host Tony Silva, a pianist of the University of Memphis, for a piano recital and lecture on Wednesday, September 17, 2003. In addition to his recital, Silva’s lecture, “The Use and Development of Motives in the Liszt Sonata in B Minor for Piano,” will be presented in the Longaker Recital Hall at 4:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Admission is free.
Tony Silva is quickly establishing himself as a much sought-after recitalist and collaborative pianist. He earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis, studying with Joan Gilbert, and pursued additional graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University. His former teachers include Roland Schneller and Marian Hahn.
He has appeared in numerous master classes, performing solo piano for Yuri Lisichenko, Jon Nakamatsu, Blanca Uribe, Rebecca Penneys, Leon Fleisher and Emanuel Ax, and chamber music with Ani Kavafian, Victoria Chiang, Joan Jeanrenaud, Kyoko Takezawa, and David Finckel. Silva is currently engaged in performing the complete cycle of the Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano with violinist Heather Trussell and is also a founding member of the Memphis-based Erato Piano Trio.
Silva has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships and has been a prizewinner in several competitions, including the University of Memphis Concerto Competition, Beethoven Club Young Artist Competition and the ASU International Piano Competition. A member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Silva has taught piano and chamber music at the University of Memphis and the Chautauqua Institution in addition to maintaining a thriving private studio. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in piano performance at the Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis.
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