Visiting Pianist Will Give Recital, Conduct Class
By WestKyStar Staff
MURRAY, KY - The department of music at Murray State University will have visiting pianist Dr. Gregory Martin on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16, for a lecture, recital and master class for the benefit of students and the community.

The recital will be on Tuesday at 7:30 pm and will feature music by Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach and Emile Naoumoff. A pre-recital lecture, “The Lessons of Faerie: The Fairytale Worlds of Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg,” is scheduled for 6 pm.

On Monday at 7:30 pm, Martin will conduct a master class featuring piano students from the MSU music department. All events will be held  in the Performing Arts Hall in the Doyle Fine Arts Buildingh on the Murray State campus, and are free and open to the public.

Martin has been featured throughout the United States, Europe and Japan as both a soloist and chamber musician. A prize winner in several international competitions, his recent performances have included engagements at Carnegie Hall (Weill), collaborations with members of  the Chicago, Indianapolis and Dresden symphonies, and the premieres of unpublished compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi.

He has lectured at the University of Berlin (Germany), the Grieg Academy (Norway) and Oxford University, and is head of academics at the Cornish-American Song Institute (England).

Recent publications include articles on Vaughan Williams and J.R.R. Tolkien, with forthcoming essays on Grieg, Schumann and Brahms.

Martin studied at Indiana University, the University of Cincinnati and Worcester College, Oxford, and is currently adjunct piano instructor at the University of Indianapolis and staff accompanist at DePauw University. He is also active as a composer, and is married to clarinetist Christina Martin.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Gianforte, MSU department of music, 270-809-6443 or .

Published 09:08 PM, Friday Oct. 12, 2012
Updated 09:16 PM, Friday Oct. 12, 2012