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Internationally renowned pianist to deliver guest recital, masterclass at Drake

News PhotoOn Monday, Oct. 24, pianist Spencer Myer will perform a guest recital and conduct a master class at Drake University.

Both events will be free, open to the public and held in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

Myer will share his expertise with current Drake piano students at a clinic occurring from 1 to 3 p.m.

That evening, his concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Myer will perform works composed by Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Moritz Moszkowski, and Baldassare Galuppi.

“I became acquainted with Spencer Myer through our mutual work with the American Pianists Association several years ago,” said Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano at Drake. “It is indeed a great honor for the University to host Mr. Myer, and I anticipate that his charming presence and magnificent artistry will be a true inspiration for Drake music students.”

Myer is the winner of myriad international piano competitions, including the 2008 New Orleans Gold Medal and 2004 University of South Africa First Prize Award. In 2006, he received the American Pianists Association’s Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship.

Myer has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States, including the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Juneau Symphony Orchestra, Miami String Quartet, and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston.

Internationally, he has served as a soloist with Mexico’s Orquestra Filarmonic de Jalisco and China’s Beijing National Symphony Orchestra. Myer has performed at the San Antonio Symphony Beethoven Festival, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series and Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain.

Myer is a Steinway Artist and a graduate of The Juilliard School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and his doctorate from Stony Brook University.

For more information, contact Roth at 515-271-2857 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.