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Purchase College Presents "Summerpiano 2008" June 10, 24 & July 8

Date Released: 6/2/2008

The public is invited to discover the music of summer, improvisation and romance in Summerpiano 2008, a musical series presented by the Purchase College School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music. This three-concert series showcases the talent of pianists and percussionists associated with the Conservatory. The June 10 concert is entitled “A Summer Journey.” June 24 features “The Spirit of Improvisation,” and July 8 explores “The Romantic Impulse.”

Students, faculty and recent alumni will perform in the Tuesday concerts which begin at 7:30 PM in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. Suggested donation is $20 ($10 for students and seniors) by cash and check only, at the door. For more information, call 914-251-5925.

Summerpiano 2008 is sponsored by the Bianca Fund.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

June 10, “A Summer Journey”
Daniel Pereira, piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos “Bachianas Brasileiras Number 4”
Alberto E. Ginastera “Danzas Criollas”

Derin Oge & Ipek Brooks, piano
Cesare Papetti & Chris Bonacurso, percussion

George Crumb “Makrokosmos III: Music for a Summer Evening”

June 24, “The Spirit of Improvisation”
Mark Tondi, piano
Frederic Chopin “Mazurka No. 3, Op. 30 in D Flat Major”
          “Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39 in C Sharp Minor”

Sehee Chae, piano
Chopin “Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58”

Concert-Lecture: “Jazz from Start to Finish”
Pianist and Professor Pete Malinverni

July 8, “The Romantic Impulse”
Derin Oge, piano
Robert Schumann “Vienna Carnaval, Op. 26”
Aleksandr Skriabin “Sonata No. 9, Op. 68”

Jeong Ja Shim, piano
Aleksandr Skriabin “Sonata No. 5, Op. 53”
Franz Liszt “Aprés Une Lecture du Dante, Fantasia Quasi Sonata”

Daniel Teitler, piano
Liszt “Jeux D’Eau a la Villa D’Este”
          “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9”

Pete Malinverni teaches jazz piano at Purchase College where he also leads the college’s Soul Voices Gospel Ensemble which performed the world premiere of his gospel jazz composition “The Good Shepherd” in March, with the Purchase Jazz Orchestra. Since 1993 he has also served as church musician at the Devoe Street Baptist Church in Brooklyn. In 2006, he released Joyful!, a CD/DVD recording of a live concert of his gospel/jazz compositions with ArtistShare. Malinverni is a highly respected pianist on the local and national club scene, as well as concert performer both here and abroad. His current CD is the critically-acclaimed Invisible Cities. He received his master of music degree from Purchase College, and his bachelor’s degree from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.

Daniel Pereira was born in Galicia, Spain where he studied piano and was awarded the Special Prize in Piano Performance from the Conservatory Professional de Ourense. He received his master of music degree in piano performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in 2006. He has participated in piano festivals and master classes in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Brazil and the United States. He was the artistic director of the International Piano Festivals Conde de Gondomar from 2000-2005, where continues as a performer and a lecturer. He is currently pursuing an artist diploma in piano performance at Purchase College under the guidance of Paul Ostrovsky.

Derin Oge was born in Turkey and began her piano studies at age nine, winning a Conservatory competition when she was 11. In 2004, she recorded Mozart’s “Sonata in B flat major” for the European Broadcast Union. She has studied in Salzburg, Austria and Groningen, Holland, among other places. She is a graduate of the MSGSU State Conservatory and received her master of music degree from Purchase in 2007 and her artist diploma in 2008.

Ipek Eginlioglu Brooks, a native of Turkey, began playing piano at the age of six and performed in her first recital when she was 11 at the Austrian Culture Institute. The same year she won the second prize of the Bach Competition in Turkey. She studied at the M.S.U. Conservatory in Istanbul and has performed in numerous master classes featuring esteemed artists including Henry Foures, Peter Feuchtwanger, Erica Radermaher, Rolf Plagge and the Colorado String Quartet, among others. In 2004, she recorded W.A. Mozart’s “C minor Sonata K 330” for the European Broadcast Union. Mrs. Brooks received her master of music degree from Purchase College where she studied with Paul Ostrovsky.  She maintains an active performing career and also teaches at Purchase College, as well as at other music schools in the tri-state area. 

Cesare Papetti earned a B.S. in music education from Hofstra University in 2006, where he also won the Concerto Competition for Anders Koppel’s “Toccata for Vibraphone, Marimba and Orchestra.” Working in collaboration with Charles B. Griffin, he performed in and recorded the premiere of “Kusanganisa (Mixing),” for flute and two players on one marimba. He has played percussion for the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts Community Orchestra, West Islip Community Orchestra and SCMEA Day of Percussion. He received his master of music degree in May from Purchase College. 

Mark Tondi completed his freshman year in the Conservatory of Music where he studies with Stephanie Brown and Margaret Kampmeier. He recently performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester Symphony in Connecticut. He has received many awards including the Greenwich Symphony’s 2007 Dorothy Gluckman Award and first place in the Stamford Symphony 2006 Instrumental Scholarship Competition, among several others.

Jeong Ja Shim, a native of Busan, South Korea, began her piano studies at the age of five, graduating from the Pusan High School of Arts and the Pusan National University where she received a B.A. and a M.M. in solo performance. In Korea, she participated and earned prizes in the Korea Pianist Society Competition, the Busan Pianist Society Competition and the Busan Duo Society Competition. She has appeared in various solo and joint recitals and has played with the Brillante Ensemble, the Gosin Mission Choir and other young artists. At Purchase College she has studied with Professor Paul Ostrovskyi.

Daniel Teitler has given solo performances in the United States, Canada, Taiwan and mainland China, including the Asia premiers of works by American composers Laura Kaminsky and Joseph Fennimore. He has performed as soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Purchase Wind Ensemble. Born in Toronto, he grew up in Glenmont and studied at the Music Studio in Albany, N.Y. He received first prize in the 2000 Parillo Piano Competition. He received his bachelor of music degree and performers certificate from Purchase College as a student of Paul Ostrovsky. He is a master of music student and teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota.