College of Fine Arts and Communication
East Carolina Piano Festival
June 22-30, 2019
Keiko Sekino, Program Director
The East Carolina Piano Festival brings together internationally acclaimed artists and talented young pianists to eastern North Carolina for a week of exciting concerts, masterclasses, and exploration of art of piano performance from varied and wide-ranging perspectives.
Young Artist Program participants will work closely with East Carolina University piano faculty and guest artists in an intensive yet encouraging and supportive atmosphere to strive for the highest artistic standards. The focus will be on discovering one's own voice and conviction as a musician and exploring new possibilities through sharing ideas and experiences with peers and seasoned faculty & guest artists.
In addition to piano faculty at East Carolina School of Music, distinguished guest artists for the 2019 festival will include Jerome Lowenthal (Juilliard School), Yukiko Sekino (MIT, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division), Andrew Tyson (concert artist), and Wei-Yi Yang (Yale School of Music). There will be four public concerts by the faculty & guest artists, as well as final concerts by the Young Artist Program participants.
We invite talented students to apply to the Young Artist Program and extend a warm welcome for music lovers to join us for the concerts!
June 22-30, 2019
FACULTY ARTISTS (click for bio):
GUEST ARTISTS (click for bio):
Jerome Lowenthal, Juilliard SchoolYukiko Sekino, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory Preparatory DivisionAndrew Tyson, Winner, Avery Fisher Career Grant; Laureate, Leeds and Queen Elisabeth competitionsWei-Yi Yang, Yale School of Music
A.J. Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Daily schedule and campus life information (click here)
Festival Performances (click on name for bio and photo):
Sunday, June 23. 3pmPiano recital by Wei-Yi YangWinner of the gold medal in the San Antonio International Piano Competition, Wei-Yi Yang has received worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming. Most recently, he was praised by the New York Times as the soloist in a “sensational” performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie at Carnegie Hall. He serves on the faculty of Yale School of Music. Program to include works by Schumann and Brahms.Ticketed: