Piano Recital 2017



The annual IHS Piano Recital was held on the 1st of April. The repertoire presented by the piano students was the culmination of a month of intense training and practice.
The program began with Johann Burgmuller’s “L’Arabesque”, which is a part of his Op. 100, followed by “Ol’ Rockin’ Chair Blues”, a contemporary piece written by Martha Mier. The Baroque era was represented by JS Bach’s Gavotte in D, which is a medium-paced French dance.
The next piece was “Hungarian Dance No 5” arranged as a piano solo. This piece was written by Johannes Brahms, one of the Romantic period’s most revered and popular composers. This was followed by “Spring Song” from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs without Words”. The last piece from the Romantic era was “Moment Musical” written by Franz Schubert, an Austrian composer.
Next was “Ombre”, a contemporary piano piece written by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. The last solo performance of the evening was Heinrich Lichner’s “Gypsy Dance”.
The final section of the night’s performance began with Paganini’s “La Campanella” transcribed into a piano trio, performed by three pianists on one piano. The program ended with “Jazz Walk”, a piano duet written by Martha Mier.