Matthay Festival 2016

Pennsylvania State University
State College/University Park, Pennsylvania

June 1-4, 2016

9:00   Jennifer Shoup

“The Matthay Solution—Troubleshooting with Concepts of Color and Sound in Early through Advanced Repertoire"

Elizabeth Vandevander

"A Matthay Guide for the Advancing Pianist Playing Modern Music"

Ann Sears

“A Contemporary Perspective on Debussy’s Performance Directions"


Stephen Siek

Lecture/Recital: "Coloring and Inflection as Seen by Matthay's 'Second Generation' in the Prokofiev Second Sonata"
Terry McRoberts

"A Bicentennial Celebration of the Piano Works of Matthay's Teacher: William Sterndale Bennett"

Steven Smith

“On Pedaling"

12:30         Registration Begins

Welcoming and Brief Remarks by Mary Pendleton-Hoffer, President of the AMAP

Followed by the Introduction of the 2016 Clara Wells Scholars

A Recital by the 2016 Clara Wells Scholars

Master Class with Donald Hageman
Special Panel Discussion: “Passing the Torch: Matthay’s ‘Second Generation’”

with John Kenneth Adams, Nigel Coxe, Mary Pendleton-Hoffer, Janice Razaq, Ann Schein, and Stephen Siek, Moderator

2:00 David Watkins

Opening Recital

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1
Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp, Op. 15, no. 2
Chopin: Polonaise in C-sharp minor, op. 26, no. 1
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat
Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas

(Beginning at 2:30)

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe

“Strategies for Piano Duo and Duet Performance” 

Master Class continued

“Passing the Torch" Panel continued
3:00 Donald Hageman

"The American Matthay Association—People, Places, and Events”

Anderson and Roe continued
(Beginning at 3:15)

Gregor Benko

"Remembering Clifford Curzon"

“Passing the Torch" Panel continued
4:00 Officers and Directors Meeting of the AMAP (at 5:00)

AMAP Annual Meeting (at 4:15)

(Beginning at 4:45)

A Special Celebration of 2016 "Birthday" Composers, including William Sterndale Bennett, Emmanuel Chabrier, Eric Satie, Feruccio Busoni, and Alberto Ginastera

Barry Snyder

Closing Recital

Busoni: Sonatina No. 6 on Bizet's Carmen (1920)
Frank Bridge: Three Improvisations for the Left Hand (1918)
Ginastera: Sonata para piano, no. 1, op. 22 (1952)
Schumann : Symphonic Etudes, op. 13*

(*Robert Schumann dedicated his Symphonic Etudes to his friend William Sterndale Bennett, Matthay's first important teacher.)
8:00 Ann Schein

Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat, op. 82a "Les Adieux"
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58
Nancy Elton

Debussy: Estampes
Liszt: Transcendental Etude: "Harmonies du soir"
Schumann: Carnaval, op. 9
Anderson & Roe

Mozart/Busoni: Duettino Concertante
(based on the finale of the Piano Concerto in F major, K. 459)
Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 1 (Fantasie-tableaux)
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Anderson & Roe): Primavera Porteña
Piazzolla (arr. Anderson & Roe): Oblivion
Piazzolla (arr. Anderson & Roe): Libertango
Ligeti (arr. Anderson & Roe): Hungarian Rock (Chaconne)
Brahms (arr. Anderson & Roe): Virtuoso Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F-sharp minor
Gluck (arr. Anderson & Roe): Ballet from Orpheus and Eurydice
Ravel: La Valse

Cash bar reception at 6:00


Dinner at 6:30 at

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

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Last Updated on 3/21/2016
By Stephen Siek