University Communications

Dr. William Carr Named a Steinway Artist

Dr. William Carr, a resident of Media, PA, and Professor of Music at Immaculata University, has been named a Steinway Artist. While 98% of piano soloists choose to perform on the Steinway piano, inclusion on the worldwide Steinway Artist Roster is reserved for those who are recognized by Steinway & Sons as being at the top of their field.
"When such a musician is also a respected pedagogue, his or her students can be assured that they are studying with one who is among the most esteemed pianists of the day," comments Gabrielle Kazze Rinaldi, executive vice president/director, Concert and Artist Department at Jacobs Music in Philadelphia.
Dr. Victor Vallo, chair of the undergraduate Music Department at Immaculata University comments that "Immaculata University is extremely proud of Dr. William Carr, Immaculata University professor of music, who was recently named Steinway Artist. It reflects great credit upon him and upon the University. Dr. Carr is well deserving of this high honor."
Included on the Steinway Artist Roster have been such immortals as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, Ignace Paderewski, Cole Porter, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Today´s roster includes international stars such as Van Cliburn, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Peter Nero, Roger Williams, and the 5 Browns. With this appointment, his name will be listed in Steinway publications and on the Steinway & Sons Web site.
In accepting this award, Dr. Carr stated, "I am deeply honored by this recognition. I have long believed that the Steinway piano is unparalleled for its artistic expression and technical excellence in craftsmanship and performance."
Bill Carr has had an illustrious musical career performing throughout the U.S. and in many European cities. He marked his first solo recital in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1988 and later performed solo at the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in February 2002 and 2005. He has also had two solo performances at the Kimmel Center´s Verizon Hall.
Dr. Carr received degrees in piano performance from Temple University. He continued his studies under the world renowned Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School in the Professional Studies Program. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in piano performance from The Catholic University of America. He earned post-doctoral performance certificates from the Munich Conservatory in Chamber Music and from the Liszt Weimar Conservatory through studies with concert pianist Paul Badura-Skoda in Germany and Austria. Dr. Carr also holds a Master´s Degree in International Relations/International Business from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award
from Immaculata University.
"The faculty and students at Immaculata University and, indeed the entire community, are enriched by having access to an individual with exemplary teaching skills and whose artistry has earned international acclaim," stated Dyanne Delaney, 2000 graduate of Immaculata University and former student of Dr. Carr´s.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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