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Pianist Peter Miyamoto to offer recital, class

October  04, 2012

The Augustana College Department of Music will host pianist Dr. Peter Miyamoto at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Wallenberg Hall within the Denkmann Memorial Building, 3520 7th Ave. Admission is free and the recital is open to the public.

Dr. Miyamoto is associate professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri. He also will offer a master class featuring Augustana students  at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Larson Hall within the Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Ave. The public is invited.

In 1990, he was named the first Gilmore Young Artist. Miyamoto has performed as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Chautauqua Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Knoxville Symphony.

He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University School of Music, Michigan State University and the Royal Academy of Music in London.  

Dr. Miyamoto has given lectures and master classes through the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Amadeus Piano Festival, the American Pianists Association, and Young Audiences of America, and at major music institutions including the Colburn School, Interlochen Academy of the Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, Northwestern University, and the University of Connecticut, among many others. Internationally, Dr. Miyamoto has presented master classes and lectures in Canada, China, Greece, Japan and Serbia.

He previously served on the faculties of Michigan State University and California Institute of the Arts. He continues to serve as head of the piano department of the New York Summer Music Festival. 

Sam Schlouch
Senior Communication Director
(309) 794-7833