Piano Master Class with Karen Walwyn
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor in the Howard University Department of Music. She is an accomplished concert pianist, composer and recording artist for Albany Records. Known for her recordings of two volumes of music by American composers entitled "Dark Fires," Prof. Walwyn performed select works from her CDs at her New York debut, reprising her performance for on air recordings with National Public Radio, and WFMT Chicago just to mention a few. She was awarded a Mellon Faculty Fellowship for the 2011/2012 academic year from the John Hope Franklin Institute at Duke University, where she completed her debut work as a composer (Choral/Solo Piano/African Percussion) entitled "Of Dance & Struggle: A Musical Tribute to the Life of Nelson Mandela." Prof. Walwyn remains busy with concerts of new works, works from the standard literature as well as her own works, master classes and lecture recitals both domestically and internationally. Some recent concerts include appearances in Johannesburg-South Africa, Barcelona-Spain, Tenerife- Canary Islands, Salzburg-Austria, London-England, Nice- France and locally to numerous music halls and university campuses including the University of Michigan, Duke University, the University of Indiana, the University of Miami, and the University of Hawaii. In July 2014, Steinway & Sons designated Karen Walwyn an official Steinway Artist, making her one of an elite group of pianists worldwide. This master class is free and open to the public.