Matthew Gianforte & Meeyoun Park, piano duo - Summer Music 2017

  • July 3, 2017
  • IU Summer Music
  • Ford-Crawford Hall, 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-9846
  • 7:30 PM
  • Free

Summer Music 2017

Alumni Guest Lecture Recital

Matthew Gianforte and Meeyoun Park, piano duo

W. A. Mozart: Sonata in C Major for piano 
       four hands, K.521

Poulenc: Sonata for piano duo, FP 156 (1953)
Arensky: Suite No. 2 for piano duo, 
       Op. 23 (“Silhouettes”)

J. Strauss/Anderson: Blue Danube Fantasy: A New 
       Account of the Blue Danube Waltzes

About the Artists

Matthew Gianforte (alumnus guest piano)

Recognized for his sensitivity and panache, pianist Matthew Gianforte enjoys an active career as a soloist, collaborator, and teacher, having performed across the United States and abroad. Highlights of past seasons include successful debut appearances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall, New York), Sarada and Philia Halls in Japan, as well as appearances at numerous festivals, artist series, conferences, and university guest recitals across the country. In addition, he has premiered a number of new works, including composer Brian Ciach’s prize-winning Piano Sonata No. 2 at the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Festival, as well as the Trio after Brahms, by David DeBoor Canfield, with saxophonist Thomas Liley and violinist Michèle Lekas. He is currently working with trumpeter Kurt Gorman on a recording of recently composed works for trumpet and piano. Dr. Gianforte is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (BM), where he was a pupil of Marilyn Neeley, and Indiana University (MM, DM), where he studied with Karen Shaw. A dedicated teacher of all ages and levels, Dr. Gianforte currently serves as Coordinator of the Keyboard Division at Murray State University in Kentucky. In addition to his collegiate teaching, Dr. Gianforte works each summer with talented pre-college pianists at the Indiana University Piano Academy, and he regularly serves as a master class clinician and a guest adjudicator in competitions across the country.

Meeyoun Park (alumna guest piano)

A native of Seoul, Korea, Meeyoun Park has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both a soloist and collaborator. Her musical versatility has led to collaboration with the Korean National Opera Company, and with renowned singers such as Virginia Zeani, Paul Kiesgen, Carol Vaness, Carlos Montane, and Alice Hopper. She has also participated in master classes with some of the world’s finest performers, including André Watts, Alicia de Larrocha, and Marilyn Horne. She was worked extensively for the Indiana University Opera Theater as a vocal coach and rehearsal accompanist for numerous productions, and served as an Associate Instructor in piano. Dr. Park is a graduate of the Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, where, under the tutelage of Bong-Ae Shin and Sung Yup Hwang, she earned a degree in piano performance. She continued her studies with Karen Shaw at Indiana University, where she earned the Master of Music, Performer Diploma, and Doctor of Music degrees in piano performance. Dr. Park is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Murray State University, having previously served as a staff accompanist at the Oberlin Conservatory and DePauw University. In summer 2017, Dr. Park will join the faculty of the prestigious Indiana University Piano Academy, where she will work with talented pre-college pianists from around the globe. She regularly serves as a master class clinician and guest adjudicator in competitions across the country.

The husband-and-wife piano duo began playing together as graduate students at Indiana University, and has since performed across the country at various festivals and artist series, including the Indiana University Ballet Theater, the Indiana University Summer Music Festival, and several American Liszt Society Festivals.

Matthew Gianforte & Meeyoun Park, piano duo - Summer Music 2017