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Matthew Bengtson – Friday, November 10 at 8 pm



Matthew Bengtson, piano

Pinchas (Paul) Schoenfeld Peccadilloes (excerpts)
Ingrid Arauco Meditation (Glocken)
Curt Cacioppo Ciclo Metamorfico sul nome d’un Maestro (excerpts)
Roberto Sierra Piano Sonata no. 13 World Premiere
Luke Carlson Patterns (excerpts)
William Bolcom Twelve New Etudes No. 10, Vers le Silence
Roberto Sierra Estudios rítmicos y sonoros (excerpts)

Pianist Matthew Bengtson’s repertoire ranges from William Byrd to the works of living composers. This program will highlight works by composers with whom he has enjoyed relationships, including the World Premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Piano Sonata no. 13, dedicated to him. His recent recording of Sierra’s piano works earned the prestigious Melómano de Oro award in Spain, called “among the most thrilling piano recordings I’ve heard in recent years,” (Fanfare), and an “eleven on a scale of one to ten” (Doce Notas). Sierra’s Estudios been called “the next set of studies to be surmounted by serious pianists” (American Record Guide). Currently Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Bengtson features works by renowned composers William Bolcom and Pinchas (Paul) Schoenfeld, both of whom he met there. Prior to his post at Michigan, Bengtson was active in Philadelphia, where he collaborated with numerous outstanding composers, including Ingrid Arauco, Curt Cacioppo, and Luke Carlson, whose music he will feature in this recital in west coast premieres.

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