World-Renowned Pianist Garnet Ungar to Perform January 23

January 12, 2017

Garnet UngarALLIANCE – Dr. Garnet Ungar, an internationally-known pianist and associate professor of piano at the University of Evansville in Indiana, will be performing as part of the University of Mount Union’s Keyboard Artist Series on Monday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall. 

Ungar has performed on American Public Radio and Hong Kong Radio and has performed masterclasses and recitals at the University of Indiana, the University of Michigan, Kwassui University in Japan and the American Liszt Society in New York City, to name a few.

He has served on the piano faculties of Mount Royal University, the University Settlement House in Toronto and the Music at Maple Mount Summer Institute in Kentucky. In demand as a private teacher, his students have won several other important local and state competitions. They have included six first prizewinners in the Evansville Philharmonic Competition, four finalists in the Indianapolis Symphony Competition, and first and second place winners in the Murray State/Paducah Symphony Competition. 

A native of Montréal, Québec, Ungar earned degrees in piano performance from the University of Toronto, the University of Calgary and the University of Houston; he has also received sessions at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, among others.

Ungar will perform four pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert’s “Four Impromptus, D. 935” and “Islamey: An Oriental Fantasy” by Mily Balakirev. He will also hold a masterclass, which is free and open to the public, at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the recital.

All concerts are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For the most up-to-date music event information, visit mountunion.edu/music-events or call (330) 823-2180.

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