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Visiting pianist Sean Kennard will perform on June 15 at 7 p.m. in Glidden Recital Hall.

Visiting pianist Sean Kennard will perform on June 15 at 7 p.m. in Glidden Recital Hall.

Photo courtesy of: Sean Kennard

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School of Music presents public recital, master class by visiting pianist Sean Kennard


The Ohio University School of Music is excited to present visiting artist, and celebrated pianist, Sean Kennard for a special recital as part of the 2017 OHIO Summer Piano Camp, June 15 in Glidden Recital Hall.

The Washington Post praised Kennard’s “powerful and involved music making,” describing him as “a strong luminous pianist.” His 2011 debut album received a rave review in American Record Guide, which pronounced it “a hidden gem,” attesting to its “perfect blend of lyricism and romantic passion,” “huge romantic sound, and bold melodic vision.” It proclaimed that he “plays the dickens out of the Stravinsky [Three Movements from Petrushka]” and “plays Chopin’s Preludes with more poise and vision than most pianists who have recorded them.”

Kennard (http://www.seankennard.com/) received his bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Master of Music from Juilliard and completed the residential portion of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program at Yale University working with Boris Berman in 2016. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Morocco, Uruguay, Italy, Dominican Republic, and many in the United States.

Kennard will perform a recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15 and will teach a master class at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16. Both events will be held in the Glidden Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

OHIO Summer Piano Camp provides pre-collegiate students, designed for ages 7–12, with the opportunity to study piano in a stimulating and nurturing learning environment under the guidance of its distinguished artist faculty. This intensive program provides participants with both individual and group instruction, supervised practice time, master classes, ensemble study, performance opportunities, seminars on a variety of topics as well as planned recreational activities. Early registration for this camp ends June 1 at ohioschoolofmusic.com/pianocamp.