Dr. Carr to Perform in Italy
William Carr, D.M.A., Steinway Artist and professor of Music at Immaculata University, is performing a series of piano concerts throughout Italy sponsored by associates of the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and by the International Opera Theatre in Milan, Italy, with support from the Steinway Company.
Dr. Carr’s first performance will be held in Siena on Sunday, June 29. On Tuesday, July 1, he travels to Florence to conduct Master Classes for young Italian pianists with regard to technique, mechanics, and repertoire. Following the Master Class, Dr. Carr will perform for the students and invited guests. On Thursday, July 3, Dr. Carr travels to the International Opera Theatre in Milan and will give another Master Class and performance. Musical selections include Schubert’s Impromptus; Haydn’s Fantasia in C major; Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata; Chopin’s Nocturnes and Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillant.
“I am very excited about my upcoming concerts and master classes in Italy. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Joseph Auteri of Berardi and Auteri Associates and Ms. Karen Saillant, founder and artistic director of the International Opera Theatre in Milan, Italy, for their support and to the Steinway Company for their continued support of my performances both in the U.S. and abroad as a Steinway Artist,” stated Dr. Carr.
With a doctorate in piano and a master’s in international business relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Carr uses his unique training in both disciplines to offer corporate seminars on creativity to schools of business and to Fortune 500 companies. He has given these seminars at Columbia University, Dartmouth College, the Wharton School, and at more than 30 corporations in the U.S. and abroad. He has also presented at the American Society for Training and Development, the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals, and at the American Creativity Association, a forum that promotes creativity and innovation in a wide range of industries and disciplines.
Carr received the Irving Berlin Fellowship for Graduate Studies at Temple University. He studied piano at the Juilliard School with Adele Marcus as well as at Temple University, and he earned his doctorate in piano at the Catholic University of America with Marcus. He continued his studies in Vienna and at the Munich Conservatory and the Liszt Conservatory in Germany. In 2005 he was named a Steinway Artist, a prestigious title that recognizes the most exceptional music performers in the world. He has taught at Immaculata for 20 years, and in 1998, he was honored as the first recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. For more information about Carr, visit www.williambcarr.com.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.