Rare Music Concert: Christina Kobb, fortepiano
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Program: Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D 537; Clara Wieck: Excerpts from Op. 2; Moscheles: Sonate melancolique, Op. 49; Hummel: Excerpts from Op. 125 (études), performed on Duke's Wolf fortepiano (1987, after Streicher 1815). In summer 2015, the research and piano playing of Christina Kobb was presented by the New York Times in an article explaining her soon-to-be finished doctoral work on early 19th-century piano technique at the Norwegian Academy of Music. This opened the door for a three weeks Introduction Tour of the US in November 2015, where she visited the radio station All Classical Portland, OR, and lectured at the renowned Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies in California. In May 2016, she gave a lecture recital at Harvard University, Quincy House. Christina holds degrees (Cand. Mag. in piano teaching, BA fortepiano performance) and MA from the Norwegian Academy of Music (NAM), Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (BA, MA (cum laude) of fortepiano performance, with teachers Bart van Oort and Stanley Hoogland. She has appeared at various occasions in Norway, England, The Netherlands and the U.S. with solo recitals and chamber music concerts. She is the proud recipient of Pianist Nils Larsen's bequest of 2016. This concert is presented in association with DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections).