James Dick, Concert Pianist
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CST)
Round Top, TX
Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy on the program.
Steinway artist James Dick has brought to life the works of classical composers for audiences from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Academic Capelle in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dick’s playing melds modern-day energy and technique with an Old World graciousness and civility, resulting in a passionate sound that keeps audiences engrossed.
From his early years as prize winner of some of the world’s most prestigious piano awards to his current successful career as an international guest artist and the founder of a distinguished musical education institute, James Dick is well known to music lovers as a man of great talent, vision and class.
James Dick’s repertoire includes some of music’s most-loved works: Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 in B-flat. But he has another foot firmly planted in the future, as he champions contemporary composers and their music. James Dick has commissioned or premiered works by such luminaries as Claude Baker, Stephen Barber, Malcolm Hawkins, Benjamin Lees, Sergio Molina, Chinary Ung, and Dan Welcher.
At 6:30 pm, following the afternoon concert, an elegant reception is held at the Menke House followed by a gourmet dinner with complimentary wine. (Reservations by phone 979 249 3129 or online.)
Overnight accommodations are also available on the beautiful, 210-acre Festival Hill campus including complimentary Sunday morning breakfast. Reservations are required for overnight accommodations. Call 979-249-3129.
When & Where
Round Top Festival Institute
Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, the Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed European-styled music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty.