Pianist Logan Skelton will present a guest recital at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Eppley Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Pianist Logan Skelton will present a guest recital at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave. It is free and open to the public.
The recital will include Skelton’s original transcriptions of the “Concerto for Orchestra” by Béla Bartók and the “Dante Sonata” by Franz Liszt.
Skelton has concertized widely in the United States, Europe and Asia and has been featured on many public radio and television stations including NPR’s “Performance Today,” “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” as well as on radio in China and national television in Romania. He has recorded numerous discs for Centaur, Albany, Crystal, Blue Griffin and Naxos Records. The American Record Guide commented on his “superb, wonderfully subtle and elegant playing.”
He has given countless performances and masterclasses at colleges, conservatories and conferences throughout the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Poland and the Czech Republic. He is a frequent guest at music festivals, regularly appearing at the Gina Bachauer, Amalfi Coast, Eastman, Tunghai, EPTA World Piano Conference, MTNA National Convention, Chautauqua Institution and the Prague International Piano Masterclasses.
Skelton is a frequent juror for international piano competitions, and his former students hold positions of prominence in music schools and conservatories throughout the world. He was recently honored by the University of Michigan as the recipient of the Harold Haugh Award for excellence in studio teaching. He has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Missouri State University, and is currently professor of piano and director of doctoral studies in piano performance at the University of Michigan.