Christopher Taylor, who has been called “the leading American pianist of his generation” by The Boston Globe, will perform at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Eppley Auditorium.
Christopher Taylor, who has been called “the leading American pianist of his generation” by The Boston Globe, will perform at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The performance is free and open to the public. The recital will include works by Bach, Bartók and Chopin.
“Those who know the pianist Christopher Taylor tend to speak of him in the hushed, reverent tones typically reserved for natural wonders if not the otherwordly…” said an article in the New York Times. “Critics praise his virtuosity, his cerebal interpretations tempered by an aching tenderness, his unconventional programming and his advocacy of late-20th-century music.”
Taylor performs at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Ravinia Festival. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Pops Orchestra and orchestras in cities such as Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis and St. Louis.
Taylor has received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and he has won the Kapell Competition, the Gilmore Young Artist Award, and a bronze medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics.
(Photo by Katrin Talbot.)