The second annual Walla Walla University Piano Festival will take place Feb. 24 to 26, featuring Tanya Blaich, faculty member of the New England Conservatory collaborative piano and voice departments.
Blaich will present a recital on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the WWU Fine Arts Center Auditorium, featuring Six Etudes en forme de canon by Schumann arranged by Debussy and Winterreise by Schubert. She will be joined by guest artist baritone Klemens Sander as well as Jinhyang Park, WWU assistant professor of music.
During the festival, Blaich will teach three separate master classes for WWU piano majors, voice majors, and for high school festival participants. These classes will take place respectively on Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 26 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Blaich has a bachelor of arts degree from Walla Walla College. She went on to complete her master’s degree in music and a doctor of musical arts degree from the New England Conservatory. She has performed in venues across the United States and Europe. Blaich is an established teacher who has facilitated both masterclasses and recitals at Dickinson and Dartmouth colleges, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and Notre Dame University among others.
Blaich’s recital is free and open to the public. Parking for the WWU Fine Arts Center Auditorium is available on the corner of College Avenue and Fourth Street in College Place.
Posted Feb. 22, 2019