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Art Chamber presents:

A classical piano recital
by
American Pianist

Eugene Alkalay

Saturday 17th January 2015
time: 7.30 pm
venue Art Chamber, Calangute

About the Artist

A native of Bucharest, Romania, pianist Eugene Alcalay began playing at age two and composing at age eight. In 1984 Eugene came under the tutelage of Leonard Bernstein, who affirmed his "outstanding talent as both a performer and composer". Eugene became the first recipient of The Leonard Bernstein Scholarship for gifted young musicians at Indiana University School of Music, where he earned Bachelor's Degrees in both Piano and Composition. Aided by Maestro Bernstein, Eugene continued his studies at The Curtis Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School, where he attained Master's and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance. His teachers included Seymour Lipkin, Robert McDonald, Karen Shaw, James Tocco, Milton Babbitt and Ned Rorem.

Currently Associate Professor of Piano at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Eugene's performance career has taken him to three continents and such United States venues as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall--Isaac Stern Auditorium. He has spent summers at prestigious international music festivals such as Tanglewood, Taos, Kneisel Hall and Ravinia. In addition, he served as Piano and Chamber Music Faculty at the Sixth International Music Festival and School in Bogota, Colombia, a country which he revisited in 2003 as a Fulbright Scholar, and in 2004, as Fulbright Senior Specialist/Artist in Residence. He has also given master classes and judged piano competitions in Europe and the United States. In 2005 he was invited to join the International Roster of Steinway Artists. His 2007 London debut, sponsored by Steinway and the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, was "highly acclaimed" as a "poetic" and "memorable recital": in his review, Alberto Portugheis emphasized "Alcalay's command of line, color, temperament, imagination" and the "extraordinary qualities" of his pianism.

Eugene's CD, "Lyrical Liszt", released in 2008 by the Partita Records label, has been praised for "poetry, sensitivity… admirable tonal variety…beautiful playing throughout" (EPTA UK). His 2010 Paris debut was preceded by a "superb" recital to a large audience at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London: displaying "power and gusto" as well as "kaleidoscopic lyrical qualities", Eugene proved himself "an interpreter of rare distinction" (Malcolm Miller, Music & Vision). In addition to return engagements in London, the 2012-13 season includes appearances in Oregon, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Windsor- England, Kilden Performing Arts Center in Kristiansand, Norway, Tegucicalpa-Honduras, as well as short term residencies in the People's Republic of China at the South Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, the China Three Gorges University in Yichang, as well the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou.

PROGRAMME

Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1750) Suite in G minor, G 260-3
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958
Allegro
Adagio
Menuetto-Allegro
Allegro

INTERVAL

Ludwig van Beethoven(1770-1827) Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 10 No.3
Presto
Largo e mesto
Menuetto-Allegro
Rondo-Allegro

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Les Preludes-Symphonic Poem No.3
Arranged for Piano by August Stradal

DR. EUGENE CHRISTIAN ALCALAY
CURRICULUM VITAE
Professor of Piano
Department of Performing and Visual Arts
University of Wisconsin--Platteville

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School, D.M.A., Piano Performance 1998
Doctoral Document: "Thematic Transformation/Continuous Variation
in Brahms' Late Piano Cycles, with Implications for Performance"

The Juilliard School, M.M., Piano Performance 1993

The Juilliard School, M.M., Composition 1993

The Curtis Institute of Music, Diploma, Composition 1990

Indiana University School of Music, B.M., Piano Performance 1988

Indiana University School of Music, B.M., Composition 1988

Major Teachers

Piano

Seymour Lipkin 1988-98

Robert McDonald 1993

James Tocco 1988

Dmitri Paperno 1985

Karen Shaw 1984-88

Edward Auer 1984

Pnina Saltzman 1982-84

Composition

Milton Babbitt 1990-93

Ned Rorem 1988-90

Donald Erb 1984-88

Master Classes

Gyorgy Sebok Piano Master Class, Banff Center 1996

Leon Fleisher, The Juilliard School 1995

Russell Sherman, Ravinia Festival 1995

Joseph Kalichstein, Aspen Music Festival 1990

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Professor of Piano, 2013-present.
Applied Studio Piano. Chamber Music. Piano Literature. Piano Pedagogy. Accompanying.
Associate Professor of Piano, 2008-13; Assistant Professor of Piano, 2005-2008

Universidad Nacional de Colombia Conservatorio de Musica, Bogota, Colombia, Artist-in-Residence, 2009. Short-term residency working with students enrolled in the M.M. Degree in Piano Performance. Applied Studio Piano, Master Classes.

Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas, Bogota, Colombia: Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2004. Short-term residency sponsored by the Fulbright Commission.
Applied Studio Piano. Chamber Music Coaching. Composition. Master Classes.

Masterworks Festival Europe, London, UK, Piano Faculty, 2004. Piano Master Classes. Applied Studio Piano.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia Conservatorio de Musica, Bogota, Colombia, Fulbright Scholar, 2003. 5-month position as Visiting Professor of Piano sponsored by the Fulbright Commission. Applied Studio Piano for graduates and undergraduates. Chamber Music Coaching. Master Classes. Coordination of Master of Piano Degree Program.

Masterworks Festival, Grace College, Winona Lake, IN, Piano Faculty, 2002-2013.
Applied Studio Piano. Chamber Music Coaching.

Sixth International Music Festival and School, Bogota, Colombia, Piano Faculty, 2000. Applied Studio Piano. Chamber Music Coaching. Master Classes.

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, Assistant Professor of Piano, 1999-2005
Applied Studio Piano. Keyboard harmony, form and analysis, Baroque through 20th century. Composition. Accompanying. Theory. Chamber Music Coaching. Piano Literature. Piano Pedagogy.

The Juilliard School, Piano Teaching Fellow, 1997-99.

Teaching at advanced level, Blue Hill, ME. 1992
Part of Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival's outreach Teaching Program.

Teaching at intermediate/advanced levels, Indiana University School of Music, 1987-8.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Solo
Windsor Concert Series, Windsor, UK 2013
American Liszt Society Nat'l Festival, San Francisco, CA 2013
Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, China 2013
South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China 2013
University of the Three Gorges, Yichang, China 2013
Beethoven Piano Soc. of Europe, St. James Piccadilly, London UK 2012
American Liszt Society Nat'l Festival, Eugene, OR 2012
University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa School of Music, AL 2012
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 2011, 13
Dubuque Grand Opera, Dubuque, IA 2011
Dubuque Council for the Arts Performance Residency 2011
American Church in Paris Concert Series, Paris, France 2010
St. Barnabas Church Concert Series, London, UK 2010
Holywell Music Room, Oxford University, Oxford, UK 2010
Philarmonic Hall Otto de Greiff, Bogota, Colombia 2009
Steinway Piano Society of Madison, WI 2009
Beethoven Piano Soc. of Europe, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK 2008,10
Steinway Society of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2008
St. James's-Piccadilly Concert Series, London, UK 2007-8
Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music 2007
Steinway Gallerie of Milwaukee, WI 2007
Rodef Shalom Guest Artist Series, Pittsburgh, PA 2007
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 2007
Steinway Hall, London, UK 2007
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, WI 2007
Steinway Hall, New York, NY 2007
Arizona State University School of Music, Tempe, AZ 2007
Ball State University, Muncie, IN 2006
Chazen Art Museum, Madison, WI 2006-12
Egham and District Music Club Concert Series, Surrey, UK 2006, 11
Westchester University of PA, Westchester, PA 2005
Brodbeck Hall, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, WI 2005-12
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 2005
St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, UK 2005-8
John Bunyan Baptist Church, Oxford, UK 2005
University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA 2004
University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA 2004
Clarion University, Clarion, PA 2004
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA 2004
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia 2003
United States Embassy, Bogota, Colombia 2003
Universidad Caldas, Manizales, Colombia 2003
Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia 2003
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia 2003
Chapel of our Lady Restoration, Cold Spring, NY 2003-5
Frick Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 2002-3
Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA 2002-5
Pittsburgh Concert Society, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 2001
Pittsburgh Concert Society, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 2001
Trombino Piano Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2000-2
Old Main Auditorium, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA 2000-4
Steinway Hall, New York, NY 1999
The Continental Center, New York, NY 1999
Nicholas Roerich Museum Concert Series, New York, NY 1999
Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace Memorial Site, New York, NY 1998
The Pen & Brush Building, Greenwich Village, New York, NY 1998
Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts, Wheatley Heights, NY 1998
Paul Hall, The Juilliard School 1992-8
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN 1997
Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY 1996
Morse Hall, The Juilliard School 1995
"Wednesdays at One" Series, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY 1994
Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY 1993
Romanian Cultural Center, Romanian Consulate General, New York, NY 1993
IBM "Concerts in the Garden" Series 1992
"Wednesdays at One" Series: The Classical Piano, Alice Tully Hall 1990

Chamber Music
Kilden Performing Arts Center, Kristiansand, Norway 2013
Romanian-American Duo, University of N. Dakota, Grand Forks ND 2012
Pro Arte String Quartet, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI 2011
Pro Arte String Quartet, Performing Arts Series, UW-Platteville 2011
Rountree Ensemble, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI 2006-13
Rountree Ensemble, University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2005-13
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 2003-5
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 2003
Masterworks Festival, Grace College, Winona Lake, IN 2002-12
Trombino Piano Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2002
Concert Tour, Colombia 2000
Sala Antonio Narino, Bogota, Colombia. Gala Concert 2000
Concert Tour, Delaware Valley 2000
Old Main Auditorium, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA 2000-3
Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO 1999
Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium 1998
Paul Hall, The Juilliard School 1994-6
Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY 1995
Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY 1993-5
Tanglewood Theatre Concert Hall, Tanglewood 1991
Curtis Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music 1988

Concertos
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque, IA 2013
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Capitol Square, Madison, WI 2010
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Symphony Orchestra 2006, 2012
Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA 2002, 2006
Telma Yalin Music Academy, Tel Aviv, Israel 1983

Recordings
"Lyrical Liszt," Partita Records, Madison, WI 2008

Publications
"Seymour Lipkin at 80. Musing on a Musical Heritage." European Piano Teachers' Association Piano Professional, London, UK 2007
"Practicing Performing-A Way to Combat Performance Anxiety."
Madison Area Piano Teachers' Association Journal, Madison, WI 2009

Master Classes Given
Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, China 2013
Xinghai Conservatory Middle School, Guangzhou, China 2013
South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China 2013
University of the Three Gorges, Yichang, China 2013
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 2012
University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa School of Music, AL 2012
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 2011
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Conservatory of Music 2009
Steinway Piano Society of Madison, Madison, WI 2009
Wells Cathedral School of Music, Wells, UK 2008
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, Madison, WI 2007
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 2007
Arizona State University School of Music, Tempe, AZ 2007
IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition, Ragusa-Ibla, Italy 2006
Ball State University, Muncie, IN 2006
Wheaton College-Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL 2005
Belmont University, Nashville, TN 2005
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN 2005
Masterworks Festival USA-Winona Lake, IN 2002-13
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, B.M. degree 2003
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia 2003
Juan N. Corpas Fundacion Universitaria, Bogota, Colombia 2003
Universidad Caldas, Manizales, Colombia 2003
Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music 2003-7
Pittsburgh Concert Society 2001
Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association 2001
Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association 2001
Universidad Antonio Narino, Bogota, Colombia 2000
Geneva College 2000-3
University of Northern Iowa School of Music 1999
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) 1991

Radio-TV Performances
Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI 2006-12
KBAQ 89.5 FM, Phoenix, AZ 2010
WIUP TV, Indiana University of PA and region 2007
Emisora HJUT 106.9FM, Universidad de Bogota, Jorge Tadeo Lozano 2003
PNC Performance in Pittsburgh, WQED-Pittsburgh 1999-05
McGraw-Hill Young Artist Showcase, WQXR-New York 1994-8

Professional Affiliations
American Liszt Society 2011-12
National Guild of Piano Teachers 2008-12
Madison Area Piano Teachers Association 2006
European Piano Teachers Association 2006-12
Wisconsin Music Teachers Association 2005-12
Music Teachers National Association 2000-12
Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, Pittsburgh, PA 2000-4
Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association 2000-4
College Music Society 2000-12


AWARDS and HONORS

Competitions
Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions 2001
Pro-Piano Recital Series, New York. 1997
Romanian National Music Competition, First Prize 1981

Honors
Steinway Artist 2005-12
Fulbright Senior Specialist 2004-9
Fulbright Scholar 2003
Member, National Honor Societies, Indiana University 1986-8
Performer's Certificate in Piano, Indiana University 1987

Reviews
"Striking Motifs"-Eugene Alcalay Plays Liszt, by Robert Anderson
Music & Vision, London, UK
http://www.dailyclassicalmusic.com/2012/06/alcalay.htm 2012
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK: "Stimulating Fare-Eugene Alcalay plays Bartok, Dutilleux and Beethoven," by Malcolm Miller, Daily Classical Music, London, UK
http://www.dailyclassicalmusic.com/2010/06/alcalay.htm 2010
Lyrical Liszt CD, Piano Professional, EPTA-UK 2009
London Debut: "Temperament and Imagination-Alberto Portugheis enjoys a Recital by Romanian-American Pianist Eugene Alcalay", Music & Vision, London, UK
http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2007/07/eugene-alcalay.htm 2007

Competitions Adjudicated
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, UW Madison 2011
MTNA East Central Divison Level Student Competitions, UW-Stevens Pt. 2010
UW-Madison School of Music Shain Woodwind/Piano Duo Competition 2010
Rhapsody Arts Center Sonatina Festival & Competition, Verona, WI 2009
Piano Arts National Piano Competition, Milwaukee, WI 2008
Madison Symphony Orchestra Bolz Young Artist Concerto Competition 2008,12
WMTA State Collegiate Competition 2008
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2008
IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition, Ragusa-Ibla, Italy 2006
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music Concerto Competition 2006
Ohio Federation of Music Clubs 2005
Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania Piano Competition 2005
Universidad Nacional de Colombia Concerto Competitions 2003
PMTA - Westmoreland Chapter Competition 2002
Duquesne University Young Artists Competition 2000

Scholarships
Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Fund, New York City 1992-8
Eubie Blake Memorial Scholarship, New York City 1992-8
Isabel Mason Scholarship in Piano, Juilliard 1994-5
Mortar Board National Foundation Fellowship 1993-4
The Leonard Bernstein Award - a private, comprehensive sponsorship by 1982-94
Maestro Leonard Bernstein
Richard Rodgers Scholarship in Composition 1992
Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Fellowship in Piano, Tanglewood 1991
America Israel Cultural Foundation Sharet Scholarship in Piano 1983

Music Festivals
Banff Center for the Arts Piano & Chamber Music Sessions, Canada 1996-8
Ernen Musikdorf International Piano and Chamber Music Festival, 1997
Ernen, Switzerland
Ravinia Festival--Steans Institute for Young Artists 1995
Taos Chamber Music Festival 1993
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival 1992
Tanglewood Music Center 1991
Aspen Music Festival 1990

REFERENCES for Eugene C. Alcalay
Mr. Seymour Lipkin
Piano Faculty, The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music
420 West End Avenue, Apt. 7C, New York, NY 10024
Telephone: H: (212) 595-7296
Email: slipkin@juilliard.edu

Mr. Robert McDonald
Piano Faculty, The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music
820 West End Avenue, Apt.1D, New York, NY 10025
Telephone: H: (212) 864-0446
Email: rmcdonald@juilliard.edu

Prof. David Allen Wehr
Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair
Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Telephone: W: (412) 396-5864 Email: wehr@duq.edu

Dr. Lori Rhoden
Professor of Piano
School of Music, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0410
Piano Program Director, Masterworks International Summer Festival
Telephone: W: 765-285-5449
H: 765-282-9216
Email: lrhoden@bsu.edu

Prof. Malcolm Troup
Chairman, Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
Emeritus Professor of Piano, City University of London
86 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London, W85KB, England
Telephone: H: 011-44-207-259-2379
Email: malcolmtroup@yahoo.co.uk

Prof. Walter Cosand
Professor of Piano
Arizona State University School of Music
117 Ellis Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
Telephone: H: (480) 897-1954
Email: Walter.Cosand@asu.edu