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Matthew McCright – Piano

June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Matthew McCright - Piano @ PianoForte Studios

Matthew McCright, piano, presents: The People’s Music

6 Bulgarian Dances                                               Bela Bartok
Adios Nonino                                                         Astor Piazzolla
Tango, Love Twitters, and Fire Waltz                Augusta Read Thomas
White Lies for Lomax                                          Mason Bates
Ishi’s Song                                                             Martin Bresnick
Down by the Riverside                                        Fredric Rzewski

American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. A native of Pennsylvania, McCright now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released five solo recordings: three albums on innova Records (Second Childhood, A Waltz through the Vapor, and Blender), a 2011 release of the piano works of Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records and a 2015 release on Albany Records of the piano music of Olivier Messiaen. His solo touring shows include Evening PreludesThe People’s MusicContemplations: the Music of MessiaenConnecting Flights, and Endurance.

The recipient of numerous awards, grants, and prizes, he has performed at festivals such as Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Engelbach-Hart, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Bridge, Spark Festival of Electronic Music, Seward Arts, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers Alliance. McCright completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, Master of Music Degree in Piano from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from Westminster College. His past teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, Lisa Moore, and Richard Morris. He is represented by Proper Canary Artist Services. For more information please visit:


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