Scott Holden, a Juilliard School of Music alumnus and faculty artist at Brigham Young University, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
He will begin with a piece by Schumann and then move on to the Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI: 20, L. 33 by Hayden followed by Etudes Tableaux Op. 39 by Rachmaninoff. He will then play “Musings..and a Waltz” by BYU faculty member Laurence Lowe and excepts from the Parisian Suite and Surrealist Suite by Vernon Duke. He will conclude the evening with “Evening Lit by the Burning Coals” and “Gardens in the Rain” by Debussy and Chorale et Variations by Dutilleux.
Holden continues an active career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He holds music degrees from the University of Michigan, Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the Horowitz Prize. In addition to his American studies, he also spent a year studying and performing in Budapest at the Liszt Academy where he was a Fulbright scholar.
His 1996 Carnegie Hall debut recital was a result of winning first prize in the 1996 Leschetizky International Piano Competition. It received high critical praise in the New York Concert Review. He has performed at venues in Michigan, Ohio, Washington, D.C., Vermont, Texas, Idaho and Utah, as well as Mexico and Germany. He has taught courses at the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music and is also a member of BYU’s American Piano Quartet.
For more information, contact Scott Holden at (801) 422-7713.
Writer: Preston Wittwer