Walla Walla University’s music department is hosting its third annual Piano Festival. The festival stretches over three days with piano master classes, lectures, and a concluding recital. All members of the community are invited to attend.
The Piano Festival will take place on February 27 to March 1 and will be led by award winning guest musician Christopher Harding, chair of piano and professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Master classes will be held on Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively. On Tuesday, March 1, Harding will present his lecture “Fundamental Technical Principles: How to play practically everything” at 11 a.m. Community credit will be offered. Later that evening at 7 p.m., Harding and WWU assistant professor of music Jinhyang Park will perform a piano recital featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart.
As an accomplished pianist, Harding has performed all over the world and won 25 awards in both national and international competitions. He was the guest musician for WWU’s 2018 Piano Festival.
Park is a well-known pianist who has also played in various countries around the globe. She was the first-place winner of the Seoul National Symphony Soloist Competition one year. Park has performed in masterclasses and recitals in the past.
Posted on Feb. 24, 2022