Pianist Daniel Schene and Friends Perform- 11/18/12

Daniel ScheneWebster University presents a concert with pianist Daniel Schene, director of Webster University's keyboard studies, and Joseph Neske, orchestral reduction.  The program will feature Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat, Op. 83. 

When:
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 4 p.m.

Where: 
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.

Cost:                        
$5, general admission, $3, seniors, at the door. Students free with valid I.D.

More Info:            
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128

A native of New York, Professor Daniel Schene has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, concert soloist, and accompanist across the United States and Canada, as well as France, Italy, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Greece and Asia.

Professor Schene is the duo partner of Eva Szekely, first violinist of the Esterhazy Quartet. He is a frequent guest artist with the Saint Louis Symphonys Chamber Music St. Louis concerts and the Prelude series at Powell Hall. He has collaborated with renowned cellist Zara Nelsova and Denes Kovacs, director of the Liszt Academy in Budapest. 

After his debut with the Charlotte Symphony at fifteen, Professor Schene attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He received the BM and MM in Piano Performance from Indiana University, studying with Gyorgy Sebok and Enrica Cavallo-Gulli. At Indiana, he was the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Battista Memorial Award. Professor Schene has been Artist-in-Residence and Director of Keyboard Studies at Webster University since 1983. He is a founding faculty member of the Indiana University Summer Academy and the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris. Mr. Schene records for the CRI label. 

Joseph Neske, Adjunct Professor of Piano and Ensembles. Professor Neske received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California where he studied composition with Morton Lauridsen and Frederick Lesemann. Since 1999, his duties at Webster University have included teaching 18th century counterpoint, choral arranging, and piano.  He also serves as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental students and the Webster Choral Ensembles. He is the director of the Webster New Music Ensemble. Prof. Neske is also a rehearsal pianist for the St. Louis Municipal Opera Company (MUNY).

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