Livewire 4: Alastair Edmonstone, Piano

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Saturday, October 26 | 4:00 p.m.
Livewire 4: Alastair Edmonstone, Piano
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Pianist Alastair Edmonstone performs Morton Feldman’s iconic Triadic Memories, and Piano Interiors, a world premiere by UMBC faculty composer Linda Dusman.

Alastair Edmonstone has performed as soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A native of Perth, Scotland, he received his undergraduate degree in music from Birmingham Conservatoire in England. At the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston he earned the Graduate Diploma and Master of Music degree, made possible by a generous award from the Scottish International Education Trust. A European Union Erasmus grant enabled him to partake in further study at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium. Additionally he holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree (2012) from the University of Washington in Seattle. His principal teachers include Stephen Drury, Jan Michiels, Robin McCabe and Mark Racz.

An advocate of modern music, he has worked closely with composers such as Jonathan Harvey, Huck Hodge, Lee Hyla, and Gunther Schuller, and gave the Boston premiere of Schuller’s Grand Concerto for Percussion and Keyboards in 2005. Between 2008 and 2009 he presented over a dozen performances of Messiaen’s legendary piano cycle Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In 2010 he gave the Seattle premiere of Luciano Berio’s landmark 2001 work, the Sonata per pianoforte solo.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To order tickets in advance, order online through MissionTix.

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