World-renowned pianist to perform at Heidelberg

Oct 19, 2012

The Heidelberg University School of Music will welcome world-renowned pianist Avguste Antonov for a performance as this year’s Distinguished Montague Artist. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Ohl Concert Hall, Brenneman Music Hall.

His program will include “Upon the Water” by Joshua deBonilla; “The Melancholy Rags, Book 1” by Gregory Hutter; “Upstate Rag” by Carter Pann; “Ballade” and “Toccata” by Robert Rollin; “Concerto No. 1 ‘Anti-Ares’” by Virkato Wakhmaninov and “Starry Wanderers: Earthly Hope & Stillness at the Edge” by Matthew Saunders.

Antonov, who is a dedicated performer of 20th and 21st century music, has performed world and U.S. premieres at venues across North America. He leads an active career as soloist and teacher. He is currently piano instructor at The Master's Touch School of Music & Performing Arts, LLC, in Grapevine, Texas.

His performance career includes recitals in France, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio. He has performed extensively with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, University of Kansas Symphony, Symphonic Choir and the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony. Performance venues include the Music Education National Convention with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and the College Band Directors National Association with the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony.

Antonov has been featured as soloist with the San Jose Wind Symphony, the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, the University of Kansas Symphony, the Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and the Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra.

Currently, he is preparing his debut CD of American music to be released and distributed by Arizona University Recordings.

The performance will be in Brenneman Music Hall and is free and open to the public.