Written by Nana OwusuAgyemang
Willimantic, Conn. - The Performing Arts Department of Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a solo piano recital on April 13. at 3-5 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium, located in Shafer Hall. Performing will be music lecturer Sarah Masterson, playing pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Roy Harris and Liszt.
Masterson recently completed her doctoral degree in performance at the University of Connecticut (UConn), where she performed as part of the UConn Wind Ensemble, the UConn Chamber Music Festival and the William Benton Museum of Art's RecitalsPlus series. As winner of the UConn graduate division's 2009 concerto competition, Masterson performed Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor with the UConn orchestra. In March 2010, her piano trio performed as part of the prestigious Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Classics Series.
As the winner of the 2001 Young Artist competition, Masterson performed with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. At DePauw University, she performed as soloist with the DePauw Symphony Orchestra; accompanied a variety of recitals and musical theater productions; and performed as part of DePauw's annual Music of the 21st Century festival. She has also participated in master classes with several artists, including Vladimir Viardo and Jon Nakamatsu.
For more information about the recital, please contact the Performing Arts Department on (860) 465-5325.