Ohio Wesleyan, Sunday at Central to Offer Piano Master Class

Free April 6 Event to Feature World-Renowned Pianist Peter Takács
Peter Takács will conduct a free piano master class April 6 at Ohio Wesleyan. (Photo courtesy of Peter Takács)

Peter Takács will conduct a free piano master class April 6 at Ohio Wesleyan. (Photo courtesy of Peter Takács)

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Ohio Wesleyan University Department of Music, in conjunction with Sunday at Central, a nonprofit recital series, will present a piano master class by world-renowned pianist Peter Takács on April 6. Admission is free, and the class is open to public.

Two Ohio Wesleyan students and three Columbus-area high school students also will perform and participate in the master class, which will be held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 6 in OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

Takács, professor of piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, has been hailed by The New York Times as “a marvelous pianist.”

Takács was born in Bucharest, Romania, and was admitted to the Conservatoire National de Paris at age 14. He has performed as a guest soloist with major international orchestras and participated in Tanglewood, Music Mountain, Chautauqua Institution, Schlern Music Festival, and the Helsingborg Festival.

“It’s an honor to have such an artist at Ohio Wesleyan University,” said David Niwa, violin faculty, assistant concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony, and artistic director of Sunday at Central.

Sunday at Central also will present Takács with Robert deMaine, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at the Columbus Museum of Art at 3 p.m. April 7. The “all Beethoven” program will feature the three sonatas and set of variations by Ludwig van Beethoven.

About Sunday at Central
Sunday at Central is a nonprofit chamber music recital series founded in 1994. It offers intimate, personalized traditional chamber music concerts with internationally recognized professional musicians. Its 2012-2013 recital series is funded in part by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council. Learn more at www.sundayatcentral.org.

About Ohio Wesleyan
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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