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Master Class: Peter Takács, piano

Thursday, April 06, 2017,
  • Location: Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall • 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212

Thursday, April 6

2:30 p.m.

Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

Master Class

Peter Takács, piano

Hailed by the New York Times as “a marvelous pianist,” Oberlin University piano professor Peter Takács has performed widely, receiving critical and audience acclaim for his penetrating and communicative musical interpretations. Takács was born in Bucharest, Romania, and started his musical studies before his fourth birthday. After his debut recital at age 7, he was a frequent recitalist in his native city until his parents’ request for immigration to the West, at which point all his studies and performances were banned. He continued studying clandestinely until his family was allowed to immigrate to France, where, at age 14, he was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris. Upon Takács' arrival in the United States, his outstanding musical talents continued to be recognized with full scholarships to Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, and a three-year fellowship for doctoral studies at the Peabody Conservatory, where he completed his artistic training with renowned pianist Leon Fleisher.

Participation in this master class is limited to Blair students by audition, but the public is welcome to attend and observe.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking for this event is available for free in West Garage (2500 Children's Way) through the Children's Way entrance.