Pianist and Sarah Lawrence College music professor, Carsten Schmidt will make his New York Solo Recital Debut on Sunday, April 4 at 8 p.m in Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street. The program will consist of Pause Ininterrompue by Toru Takemitsu; In Time’s Unfolding by Chester Biscardi; Piano Sonata No. 7 by Ernst Krenek; Chiaroscuro by Willem Jeths; Yugen, Aware and Interno Cupola by John Hilliard; and Sonata A- major, D.959 by Franz Schubert. The compositions by Biscardi, Jeths, and Hilliard are NY premiere performances. To purchase tickets, $20 regular admission and $12 for Seniors and Students, please call the box office at (212) 501-3330 or visit http://www.ekcc.org/.
Carsten Schmidt has been a member of the Sarah Lawrence Faculty since 1998. He has performed extensively as soloist, chamber musician and orchestra soloist throughout Europe, North America and Japan. In a review of one of his performances, The Chicago Tribune wrote: “[Carsten Schmidt] displayed an impressive technical facility allied with a striking interpretive intelligence during a demanding program. Though Schmidt clearly has technique to burn, he wears his virtuosity lightly and, unlike some other contemporary keyboard phenoms, he uses it to advance his musical interpretations, and not simply to dazzle.”
Prior to the performance, at 7 p.m., composer Chester Biscardi will offer a pre-concert talk during which he will introduce his NY premiere piece In Time’s Unfolding. Biscardi is the Director of the Music Program at Sarah Lawrence.