Tony Lu in Concert April 6

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Apr 6, 2024, 12 to 8 PM

A solo concert of piano compositions in the style of Bach to Rock will be performed by Tony Lu on Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington.

Tony will perform works inspired by the great composers in the last three centuries. These short solo piano works are in the style of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Faure, Scriabin, Debussy, Joplin, Glass, as well as jazz and Rock and Roll. He will talk about the historical background and stylistic elements of each piece, including those by some lesser-known composers.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Tony Lu holds an M.M. in Piano Performance from Austin Peay State University and a B.A. in Mathematics, History, and Music from Bennington College. He is an active faculty member at Sonata and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp, located in Old Bennington. Tony gives classes in music history, theory, classical improvisation, musicianship, and piano literature in addition to lessons and chamber music coaching. As an active piano faculty member at Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan, NH, Tony teaches students of all ages and levels both in-person and online.

He has been involved in extensive collaborations in chamber music. He has performed at Park–McCullough Historic House, Bennington Center for the Arts, Third Street Music School, and Lincoln Center in NYC. Tony gives lectures, masterclasses, and concerts across the US, from Hawaii to Florida. Tony's research areas include classical keyboard improvisation pedagogy, piano solo and duet transcriptions of symphonic/chamber works, and 20th/21st century neoclassical solo literature. He often performs his own transcriptions and improvises cadenzas in concerts.

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