6492-Malone University Faculty Artist Series presents pianist Laura Melton on January 14
6492-December 19, 2012
The Malone University Faculty Artist Series presents Laura Melton in recital Monday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program is free and open to the public. A program follows.
Laura Melton, professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Bowling Green State University, has performed in Asia, Europe, South America and throughout the United States. She has been a prize winner in several major international competitions including the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, the New York Recital Division of the Joanna Hodges Competition, and the National Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition. Her orchestral appearances include the Freiburg Musikhochschulorchester in Germany, the San Francisco Chamber Players, the International Chamber Orchestra in California, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has been featured on Südwestfunk Radio (Germany), Kol Israel, Radio Nacional de España and National Public Radio's Performance Today in celebration of the birthday of composers, John Corigliano and Samuel Adler. Melton received rave reviews for her CD of solo piano and chamber works of Samuel Adler, released on Naxos in December 2008. A second CD for Naxos included the solo piano works of Sebastian Currier and was released in April 2011. Most recently, she recorded the violin and piano works of Currier for Albany Records with University of Michigan faculty violinist, Yehonatan Berick (release, September 2012).
Melton is an avid chamber musician and has appeared in several U.S. summer festivals including Ravinia, Aspen, and Sarasota, as well as European festivals in Holland, Switzerland, Germany and Greece. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, where she was a student of Nelita True; a master's degree from the University of Southern California, under John Perry; and a doctorate from Rice University, where she was a graduate fellow and teaching assistant to John Perry. As a student of Robert Levin, she spent three years in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, earning the Solistendiplom while studying at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. Her students have won numerous competitions and awards, and have been accepted into such prestigious programs as the Curtis Institute, Juilliard, Eastman, Oberlin, Peabody and the New England Conservatory. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and student of Michael Coonrod, Melton is currently a summer faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Prior to her BGSU appointment in 1999, Melton was on the faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California.
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Robert Schumann
III. Mit Humor
VI. Sehr rasch
VII. Nicht schnell
X. Balladenmässig. Sehr rasch
XII. Mit Humor
XIII. Wild und lustig
XIV. Zart und singend
XVI. Mit gutem Humor
XVII. Wie aus der Ferne
XVIII. Nicht schnell
Douze Etudes, Claude Debussy
I. Étude pour les cinq doigts (five fingers)
II. Étude pour les tierces (thirds)
III. Étude pour les quartes (fourths)
IV. Étude pour les sixtes (sixths)
V. Étude pour les octaves (octaves)
VI. Étude pour les huit doigts (eight fingers)
VII. Étude pour les degrés chromatiques (chromatic degrees)
VIII. Étude pour les agréments (ornaments)
IX. Étude pour les notes répétées (repeated notes)
X. Étude pour les sonorités opposées (opposing sonorities)
XI. Étude pour les arpèges composés (composite arpeggios)
XII. Étude pour les accords (chords)
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013.
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Director of University Relations
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