Graduate Student Recital: Erik Lawrence, Piano

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

Graduate pianist Erik Lawrence will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital with pianist Zhongxi Lin and baritone Valdis Jansons on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will include works by Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Sergei Rachmaninov. Lawrence is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Robert Koenig.

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Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Études L. 136 (1915)
I: pour les cinq doigts
XI: pour les arpèges composés

Estampes L. 100 (1903)
I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fantasia in F Minor for Piano Four-Hands (1828), D. 940
with Zhongxi Lin, piano


With Valdis Janons, baritone:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Op. 47, No. 6 (1880) "Does the Day Reign?"
Op. 38, No. 2 (1878) "It was in the Early Spring"
Op. 38, No. 3 "Amid the Din of the Ball"
Op. 60, No. 11 (1886) "The Heroic Deed"
Op. 38, No. 1 "Don Juan's Serenade"
"I love you beyond measure" (Yeletsky) from The Queen of Spades (1890)

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
"At the Gates of the Holy Cloister" (1890)
"I Shall Tell You Nothing" (1890)
“Oh No, I Beg You, Do Not Leave!” Op. 4, No. 1 (1893)
“In the Silence of the Secret Night” Op. 4, No. 3
“I Await You” Op. 14, No. 1 (1896)
“Everything Passes” Op. 26, No. 15 (1906)
“Sing Not, O Lovely One” Op. 4, No. 4
“Spring Waters” Op. 14, No. 11 (1896)
Aleko’s Cavatina from Aleko (1892)

About the Artist

Pianist Erik Lawrence has experience in orchestral, chamber music, art song, operatic, and choral genres. Erik has given performances at the Canadian Opera Company’s Virtuoso Pianist Afternoon Concert Series, at the International Holland Music Sessions in Bergen, Netherlands, and performed Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Lake Charles Symphony. He was orchestral keyboardist with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. He began his Doctoral studies in Collaborative Piano at UC Santa Barbara with Robert Koenig, and was a TA at UM Kansas City where he earned a Master’s Degree with Dr. Robert Weirich. Before that, he received an Artist’s Diploma from the Glenn Gould School with pianist John O’Conor, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University with Dr. Robert Roux in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Erik currently works and studies in the Santa Barbara area, where he is a TA collaborative pianist at UCSB, plays with the Santa Barbara Master Chorale, and in private voice lessons with Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian and Marilyn Horne.

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