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Daniel Baer: Piano Recital – An Afternoon of French, American, and Polish Music
March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The New York Times has hailed Daniel Baer as a pianist who plays with “fluidity, warmth, and sparkle” who “achieved the often elusive…goal of putting virtuosity at the service of bigger ideas.” He has performed across the United States and Europe, including in solo and collaborative recitals at the International Bergen Arts Festival, the Grieg Society of Oslo, Avery Fischer Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Nichols Hall, and Steinway Hall. Dr. Baer won first prize, the Marshall Prize, at the 2015 Grieg Festival Young Artist Competition held in Sarasota, Florida. He has been a prizewinner in many other national and international piano competitions including the Iowa Piano Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Competition, and the Empire State young artist piano competition. Dr. Baer was invited to be the guest artist at the Leschetizky Annual Birthday Recital and was praised for a performance where “every note had color, depth, emotion, and meaning.”
Daniel Baer has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Community Music School, and Syracuse University. His students have won piano competitions, participated in local and statewide music programs, and earned admittance to college music programs. Dr. Baer lectured and worked as an accompanist at Syracuse University in 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the Teaching Assistant Prize in recognition of his work as a teacher for the Eastman School of Music. For his achievements in the study and performance of piano, the Eastman School of Music awarded Dr. Baer the 2017 Cobos Piano Prize.
Daniel Baer has studied with Seymour Bernstein since 2005 and has taken lessons from Richard Goode, Joeseph Kalichstein, Nina Tichman, and Jerome Rose. Dr. Baer received his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at Juilliard where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and earned his Doctorate at the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Douglas Humpherys. He is currently on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago and the Northside Music Academy.
Excursions Op. 20, Samuel Barber
I. Un Poco Allegro
II. In Slow Blues Tempo
IV. Allegro Molto
Masques, Op. 34, Karol Szymanowski
II. Tantris le Bouffon
III. Sérénade de Don Juan
Trois Morceaux, Lili Boulanger
I. D’un Vieux Jardin
II. D’un Jardin Clair
Sonata No. 3 in B Minor Op. 58, Frederic Chopin
I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Scherzo: Molto Vivace
IV. Finale: Presto non tanto