Bachauer Piano Month continues apace this week with recitals on Temple Square and workshops and master classes at Promised Valley Playhouse.
Performing this evening at 7:30 in the Temple Square Assembly Hall will be Welsh pianist Martin Jones, jury member for both the 1986 and 1988 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions.First-prize winner of the 1968 Myra Hess Competition, he is on the piano faculty at Cardiff University and recently recorded the complete piano music of Mendelssohn for the Nimbus label. His program this evening will consist of Beethoven's 32 Variations in C minor, Chopin's A flat major Ballade and music of Debussy, Grainger and Johann Strauss Jr.
Soloing Monday will be Nelita True, also a member of this year's jury and currently chair of the piano department at the Eastman School of Music. She will play sonatas of Beethoven and Ginastera, a grouping of three Debussy Preludes and music of Bach and Chopin.
She will be followed on Tuesday by Israel's Arie Vardi, also a 1988 juror and professor of piano at Tel Aviv University. He will perform Haydn's Sonata in E flat major, three Debussy Preludes and Schubert's Sonata in B flat major, D. 960.
All three pianists will present master classes at PVP - Jones on Monday, True on Tuesday and Vardi on Wednesday. Other sessions will be conducted by Hong Kong's Yip Wai-hong (hursday), Norwegian pianist Einar Steen-Nokleberg (riday) and Joseph Banowetz of North Texas State University (riday). Starting time for each is 10 a.m.
Additional Assembly Hall recitals will be presented by Colombian-born Blanca Uribe on Wednesday, Steen-Nokleberg on Thursday and Banowetz on Friday. Uribe will be heard in music of Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel (`Gaspard de la Nuit"). Nokleberg will perform music of Liszt, Haydn and Bartok as well as Grieg's G minor Ballade. Banowetz will also play the Grieg Ballade, Siloti's transcriptions of a pair of Bach preludes and music of Liszt and Debussy.
Then, on Saturday, 1978 Bachauer winner Arthur Greene will perform Schubert's Sonata in C minor, D. 958, and music of Chopin and Scriabin.
All Assembly Hall performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free to the public. Admission, however, is limited to those 8 and older.