Guest artists Gregory Crowell and Shin Hwang will present a harpsichord recital at Hope College on Thursday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Gregory Crowell’s solo performances have been described as “beautiful, flexible, expressive” (The Diapason) and “reliable as a sunrise, steady as a rock, especially in the virtuoso finale” (The Grand Rapids Press).
Crowell has appeared internationally as an organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist, lecturer and conductor. Particularly noted for his performances of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Crowell has been a featured performer at the Weener (Germany) International Bach Series, the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, the Old West Organ Society (Boston) Bach Marathon and the Valparaiso Bach Institute. In the spring of 2000, he was invited to perform and lecture in the Bach Organ Festival held at St. Luke’s in Tokyo, during which time he also served as visiting scholar at Rikkyo University in Tokyo.
Shin Hwang is a prizewinner of the 1st International Westfield Fortepiano Competition and recently completed a dual master’s degree in piano and fortepiano performance at the University of Michigan. As a versatile keyboardist, he has won recognition in both modern and historical performance.
After completing his master’s degree at the University of Michigan he received a prestigious Fulbright grant to study in the Netherlands at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Jacques Ogg. In 2011, he was invited to perform at the United States Library of Congress for the American Musicological Society Lecture Series: “What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven’s Sonata in E major, Opus 109.” Other significant performance engagements include solo and chamber performances in the Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw, Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh in Utrecht, Het Bethanienklooste in Amsterdam and the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Schokland.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.