posted February 28, 2013

Pianist Arunesh Nadgir to Perform on Tuesday, March 12

Pianist Arunesh Nadgir will perform at Hope College on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 pm in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The program will include four pieces. He will open with “Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant-Jésus, XI. Première communion de la Vierge,” by Oliver Messiaen. Next will be Claude Debussy’s “Images Book II: Cloches à travers les feuilles, Et la lune descend sur la temple qui fut, and Poissons d’or,” followed by “Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI:50, Allegro, Adagio, and Allegro molto,” by Joseph Haydn. After the intermission, Nadgir will perform “Fantasie, Op. 17:  Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen, Mässig, and Langsam getragen,” by Robert Schumann.

Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musical style, Nadgir has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.  He has performed in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, and Jordan Hall, and has participated in several international music festivals, including the Millennium International Piano Festival, The Moulin d’Ande Festival and the Kneisel Hall Summer Music Festival.

He has been heard on Nashville’s WPLN live radio broadcast titled “Live from Studio C,” and New York’s WNYC broadcast, “A Global and Literary Salon: Beyond Bollywood.”  The 2012-13 season includes a performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” with the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals in Tennessee and Michigan, as well as the world premiere performance of John Marvin’s “Sonata for Oboe and Piano” with Roger Wiesmeyer and the Grammy-nominated ALIAS chamber ensemble.

An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is an assistant professor of piano at Middle Tennessee State University.  He also maintains a private piano studio and is the president of the Middle Tennessee Music Teachers Association.  He has previously held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music, where he was an instructor of primary and secondary piano and the teaching assistant to Professor Natalya Antonova, New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and Continuing Education Departments, Point CounterPoint, The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Palisades School of Music.

He has performed in master classes conducted by many world-renowned musicians, including Julian Martin, Joseph Kalichstein, Roger Tapping, Pamela Frank and Daniel Pollack.  Nadgir holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.