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Guest Artist Jerry Wong to Perform Piano Recital at Otterbein University

September 07, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University will present a solo piano recital by guest artist Jerry Wong at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. He will be performing works by J.S. Bach, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, George Rochberg, and Seymour Bernstein. This event is free and open to the public.

Wong has been described by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Martin Bernheimer as “eloquent and elegant…(with) passion and introspection…sensitivity and a finely honed sense of style” and praised by the Orange County Register for “clean technique, forthright sound and a straight forward approach to classical textures.” He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in such prestigious settings as the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, National Concert Hall of Taipei, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Opera City Hall in Tokyo, PianoForte in Chicago, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Shriver Hall in Baltimore and Weill Recital Hall in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix-Ville de Fontainebleau in France, which was personally presented to him by Philippe Entremont, the IBLA Grand Prize in Italy, and the Akron Area Arts Alliance “Outstanding Artist in Music.”

He is a graduate of Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, where he completed his doctor of musical arts degree. He is an associate professor of piano at Kent State University. During the summers, he is co-director of the Piano Institute at Kent State and a member of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival faculty, where he frequently performs chamber music with the Miami String Quartet and members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Frequently sought after as adjudicator, clinician and lecturer, his masterclasses have brought him to such noted institutions as Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, Northwestern University, St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), Tainan National University of Arts (Taiwan), University of Michigan and Yong Sieh Tow Conservatory (Singapore). He has given lecture recitals, workshops and performances for the Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Music Teachers Association of California and the West Virginia University Piano Festival. His publications frequently appear in Clavier Companion. Wong is a Steinway Artist.

The event is the first in the University’s “Sundays at Otterbein” concert series, to be followed by another solo recital by pianist Emily Chua at 2 p.m. on Oct. 1, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/113829682670191/.

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