SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
CHESTER MEETING HOUSE
SPONSORED BY CERAMICA AND RYDERS HEALTH MANAGEMENT
About Jeffrey Swann
Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career, which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. A native of Northern Arizona, he began his studies at Southern Methodist University before pursuing his degrees (B.M., M.M. and D.M.A.) at the Juilliard School, where he studied with the renowned Beveridge Webster and Adele Marcus. He came to the piano world’s attention winning first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan and a gold medal at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Other top honors include the Van Cliburn and Chopin Warsaw Competitions, and the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York.
In addition to presenting recitals worldwide, Swann has performed in this country with the symphonies of Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Minneapolis and worldwide with the orchestras in Rotterdam, La Scala, Rome, Prague and London.
Swann is a noted musical lecturer. The depth of his musical knowledge and his enthusiasm for teaching often leads him into spontaneous discussions of the music he is performing, much to the delight of his recital audiences. He continues to lecture regularly at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, and at Wagner Societies in the United States and Italy. Swann has also served as judge at many competitions, most recently at the Utrecht International Liszt Competition.
Since 2007 Jeffrey Swann has been Artistic Director of the Dino Ciani Festival and Academy in Cortina d’Ampezzo; since 2008 the Adel Artist-in-Residence at Northern Arizona University; since 2010 Professor of Piano at New York University; and since 2012 Artistic Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore Concert Series in Pisa.
Sonata in G Major, D 894 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Molto moderato e cantabile
Menuetto: Allegro moderato
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op.106 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Scherzo: Assai vivace; Presto
Adagio sostenuto, appassionato e con
Largo: Allegro risoluto
At the conclusion of the program, members of the audience are invited to meet Mr. Swann at a reception and share refreshments generously donated by The Wheatmarket.