Location: Eunice & James L. West Library B36
Steinway Artist Boaz Sharon will give a recital of glorious piano music on the Department of Music's recently acquired Steinway Model D at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. The public is invited to attend this free event in Nicholas Martin Hall on the Texas Wesleyan Campus.
Boaz Sharon is a professor of piano and chairman of the Piano Department at Boston University and the director of the piano program of the Boston University Tanglewood Program. He is a Steinway Artist.
An internationally renowned pianist and artist/teacher he is the first prize winner of the Jaen International Piano Competition, Spain. He has judged many international piano competition including the Top of the World Competition, Norway, the Berliner Philharmoniker International Piano Competition, Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition d'Prague, the Composers of Spain International Piano Competition, Madrid, Kaufman International Piano Competition, New York City and the Sterinborgh Piano Competition in Xiamen, China. He also is a founder of the Liszt International Piano Competition in Moscow (at the Central Music School).
His students have won top prizes in international piano competitions including the Hamamatsu, Grieg, (Norway) New Orleans, Jaen (Spain), the prestigious Seoul Arts Center Award and Dallas International Piano competitions.
He is the director of the Chengdu International Piano Festival since 2010 and previously was the artistic director of the Prague International Piano Masterclasses for 15 years. He was a faculty member of the International Pianist Certificate Program at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris for several years.
A frequent performer in China Sharon has given recitals at the Shanghai, Beijing, Xinghai, Shenyang and Sichuan Conservatories and has performed and taught in many other cities in China.
In 2017 Sharon will perform in Israel on Israeli Television (an interview with Professor Arie Vardi), in Brazil at an international piano festival in Sao Paulo, in New York City at Yamaha Salon and will perform the Brahms Second Piano Concerto in Brasilia, Brazil. He also will be teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, London and will be a judge in the 2018 Dallas International and the Olga Kern International Competitions.
Among over a thousand of concerts and recitals over the years, Sharon has performed at the Steinway Celebrity Series in London, at the Gasteig Hall in Munich, The National Gallery in Washington DC, Seoul National University, Beethoven Hall, Seoul, South Korea and has performed with the Israeli Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem. He has also given a 12 concert tour in recital and with orchestras across Russia in recent years and gave recitals and taught in 2015 at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Gnessin Academy in Moscow.
Sharon recorded for the Nonesuch/Warner Brothers Hyperion (London) and Unicorn (London) labels. His Nonesuch recording was one of the Ten Best Recordings of the Year in Newsweek Magazine and the Washington Post called him “a musicianly pianist with superb technique.”