Midday Muse: Roy Howat
Finding France in French Piano Music
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:30pmJewett Art Center Auditorium
Pianist and scholar Roy Howat will offer a lecture and concert, as well as class visits and a piano workshop, during his weeklong residency at Wellesley College. He and Professor Gurminder Bhogal will work closely in her course on French piano music, a subject for which Howat is known internationally.
Howat is one of the few British artists to be invited back repeatedly to play and teach French music at major French-speaking conservatoires and on French radio. However, his talents do not stop at the piano; he has also played violin in several major chamber orchestras and taught at universities in several countries, and his book The Art of French Piano Music was named the Book of the Year in 2009 by International Piano. Every volume of Howat’s Debussy editions can be found at the iTunes store, as well as his albums Fauré: Songs for Bass Voice & Piano and Belle Époque: A Portrait of Gabriel Fauré.
This lecture/demo Midday Muse and a full Friday evening concert will be free and open to the public.
This program is generously supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Memorial Fund, and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund.