Concerts and events

    Sa 02.07
    10:00 - 12:00Uhr
    Seminarraum 7.17
    Eintritt frei

    Increasing Performance Potential :: NEU
    Lecture with Prof. Dr. Carol Leone (SMU Dallas)

    Increasing Performance Potential

    Dr. Carol Leone, Professor of Piano and Chair of Piano Studies at SMU in Dallas, Texas, presents a lecture and discussion on alternatively-sized piano keyboards.  As a performer, innovator, and teacher, Dr. Leone will share her 22 years of experience with narrower keyboards: from adopting a new idea and starting a grass roots movement, to experimentation and study, international outreach, trials and rewards, and new endeavors.

    American pianist Carol Leone is active as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her many awards include First Prize in the National Beethoven Sonata Piano competition. Her solo recording, “Change of Keys” on MSR Classics garnered two 2016 Silver Global Awards. Dr. Leone has taught and presented internationally and has guided many students through successes in international competitions. She has energized a worldwide movement to transform pianists’ artistry and wellness through her advocacy of alternatively-sized piano keyboards. Her professional training included study with legendary Polish pianist Mieczysław Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music. Dr. Leone is Chair of Piano Studies and Professor of Piano at SMU Meadows School of the Arts and a member of the artist faculty at the Siena International Music Program at the Accademia Chigiana in Italy.