Renowned pianist, Boaz Sharon, performs and gives a master class on campus
Internationally renowned pianist Boaz Sharon is visiting north Texas late January of 2017. During the occasion, he will be performing a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Martin Hall. The program will feature works by Schumann, Stravinsky, Ravel, Villa-Lobos and Copland’s An American in Paris arranged by the pianist himself. During his stay, Sharon will also work with Wesleyan’s piano major students at a master class to help them improve their musical knowledge and technique.
Professor Sharon's schedule, while he is in north Texas, is as follows:
Thursday, Jan. 26
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Piano Masterclass in Texas Wesleyan University's Martin Hall
7:30 p.m. Piano Recital in Texas Wesleyan University's Martin Hall
Friday, Jan. 27th
10 a.m.–12 p.m. Piano Masterclass in Texas Wesleyan University's Martin Hall
7:30 p.m. Piano Recital at UT-Arlington's Irons Recital Hall
Saturday, Jan. 28th
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Piano Masterclass at Collora Piano in Dallas
About Boaz Sharon
Israeli-born pianist Boaz Sharon is Professor of Piano and Chair of Piano at Boston University and Director of the Young Artists Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
A first prize winner and gold medalist of the Jaen International Piano Competition, Sharon is an international recording artist for Nonesuch, Hyperion, Arcobaleno and Unicorn-Kanchana Records. His recording release on Nonesuch/Asylum/Warner Bros. was cited as among the best recordings of the year by Newsweek Magazine and was cited by the New York Times as “beautifully recorded and played.”
He has performed in the Taipei National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan; Steinway Celebrity Series, London; Phillips Collection and National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Liszt International Piano Festival, Rio de Janeiro; the Chapelle Historique Piano Series, Montreal; and the Gasteig Hall, Munich; Beijing Concert Hall; Shanghai Concert Hall; Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia; the Nordic Piano Festival in Sweden; Yamaha Hall in New York City; Yamaha Hall in Seoul; and at the Bergamo International Festival in Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; London, England; and at the Sichuan International Piano Festival, China for which he is Artistic Director.
Before joining the faculty at Boston University, Boaz Sharon was a pianist-in-residence at Duke University and professor of piano at the University of Florida. He is a frequent judge at competitions including the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition, Prague; the Liszt International Piano Competition, Moscow; the Jaen International Piano Competition, Spain; and the “Composers of Spain” International Competition, Madrid.
Having founded and then directed the Prague International Piano Masterclasses for 13 years, he is also on the artist faculty of the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, and was co-founder and on the faculty of the International Certificate for Piano Artists (sponsored by the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, Paris).
Sharon is Honorary Fellow at Charles University, Prague. In 2009 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the China Conservatory in Beijing, where he lived for six months.