After a two year hiatus imposed by the pandemic, the UNCG School of Music announces the return of The Daniel Ericourt Residency in Piano February 21-24, 2022 with renowned pianist Lydia Artymiw.
A highlight of the residency is Artymiw’s solo recital at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 22 in Tew Recital Hall at the UNCG School of Music, with a program consisting of Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3; a selection of short pieces by Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000); and Schumann’s eternally fresh Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12. During her residency, Lydia Artymiw will also offer three two-hour masterclasses for UNCG piano students.
The recital is open to the public. Tickets are free but required and may be obtained by visiting https://bit.ly/arytmiwtickets. Covid protocols are in effect for attendance in person, including masking, social distancing, and seating limited to 50% capacity. In addition, the recital will be available via live-stream for those unable to attend in person, accessible at https://bit.ly/artymiwlivestream.
Artymiw is the Emerita Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize, Philadelphia-born Artymiw has performed with over one hundred orchestras world-wide. Solo recital tours have taken her to all major American cities and to important European music centers, and throughout the Far East. Critics have acclaimed her seven solo recordings for the Chandos label, and she has also recorded for Bridge, Centaur, and Naxos. A recipient of top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds International Competitions, she graduated from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and studied with distinguished concert pianist and former Director of the Curtis Institute of Music, Gary Graffman, for twelve years. A frequent juror at top international piano competitions, Artymiw has been a frequent guest piano teacher at Juilliard since 2015 and presented master classes at both Juilliard and the Curtis Institute in 2016 and at the Manhattan School in 2021. In 2015 Artymiw was awarded the University of Minnesota’s “Excellence in Graduate Teaching” award.
For more information about guest artist Lydia Artymiw, visit lydiaartymiw.com.
The Daniel Ericourt Residency in Piano at the UNC Greensboro School of Music honors the artistry and legacy of the great French pianist Daniel Ericourt (1903-1998), who was Artist-in-Residence at the UNC Greensboro School of Music from 1963 through 1976. Ericourt’s legendary recordings of the complete piano music of Debussy were reissued on the Ivory Classics label in 2003 in honor of the centenary of Ericourt’s birth. Past artists include José Feghali, Jon Nakamatsu, Jacques Despres, Pascal Rogé, David Owen Norris, Charles Richard-Hamelin, Daria Rabotkina, and Craig Sheppard. The presence of such gifted performers and teachers brings inspiration, new insights, and joy to students, faculty, and audiences.