William Carr, DMA, Performed During International Piano Series
Immaculata University Professor of Music William Carr, DMA, Steinway Artist, performed as part of the the Washington International Piano Series held at the Catholic University of America on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. The concert, held in the Ward Recital Hall, featured the new 9-foot New York Steinway D Concert Grand Piano. The series, running from September 2013 through April 2014, features ten exciting piano concerts.
Featuring classical music, Carr’s 90-minute performance included four Schubert pieces; Haydn’s Fantasia; Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata; Scriabin’s Etudes; Liszt’s Consolation Sonetto 104; and several Chopin pieces including Nocturne in E-Flat, Winter Wind Etude, Prelude Opus 28 #16, Scherzo in B-Flat Minor, and Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise.
Carr 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 with concert pianist Paul Badura-Skoda 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 more than 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 residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.