Alexander J. Schwarzkopf

September 22, 2019 • 4:00 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Casper College

Alexander J. Schwarzkopf was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is regularly featured as pianist and composer at festivals and concert series such as Makrokosmos Project Festival in Portland, Oregon and the Pianoforte Series at the Asheville Art Museum. Alexander has given masterclasses throughout the United States, at UFRGS Conservatory in Porto Alegre, Brazil and at DTKV and Klavierfestival-Lindlar in Germany. Alexander has been a jury member for MTNA local and regional piano competitions and is frequently engaged to give lectures on his current research "Visualization in Music: Translating the Contours of Melodic Lines into Physical Movements." Among other awards, Alexander was a finalist at the Silvio Bengali International Piano Competition in Pianello, Italy. Known for his diverse repertoire, Alexander has been featured in performances of avant-garde works such as the Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage or the Makrokosmos by George Crumb. As a composer, Alexander has received commissions from organizations such as the Oregon Music Teachers Association, Bill Evans Dance and Digby Wolfe and the Drama Department at the University of New Mexico. Alexander received a commission for the award Composer of the Year for OMTA to compose a piano concerto, titled "PSi." A finalist for the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year, the concerto is now in the catalogue of the national archives. Alexander holds the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Oregon, and conducts his private teaching studio in Eugene, Oregon. For more information on Alexander, please visit ajsmusic.org.

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