Visiting ArtistPedja Muzijevic, piano
The Williams College Department of Music presents pianist Pedja Muzijevic on Friday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Brooks Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. Mr. Muzijevic also presides over a master class with Williams College music students on Thursday, April 17 at 4:15pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
On Thursday, Mr. Muzijevic will work with Williams College piano students in a master class, where students will play prepared works from the studies and Mr. Muzijevic will offer his comments. This is an opportunity for members of the public to experience how musical knowledge is passed from one generation to the next.
For the concert on Friday, Mr. Muzijevic’s performance spans three centuries of music for piano. He begins with Haydn’s Sonata in C major, John Cage’s The Seasons, two works by Franz Liszt: Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort and Bagatelle sans tonalite, and Wagner-Liszt Isolde’s Liebestod. After a brief intermission, Mr. Muzijevic will conclude with 24 Preludes, op. 28 by Frederic Chopin.
About Pedja Muzijevic
Pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his 35 year career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. He has been hailed by critics as a ‘thinking’ musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence. The London Financial Times named him “a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays.”