Friday Music Series: Featuring Karen Walwyn – Piano
Karen Walwyn is the first female African American pianist/composer to receive the Steinway Artist Award. An Albany Recording Artist, Walwyn made her New York solo piano debut at Merkin Hall as a follow-up to her 2-CD series titled Dark Fires, offering premiere recordings of works by American composers of African descent. A pioneering Florence Price soloist and scholar, Dr. Walwyn also recorded the premiere recording of the Florence Price Concerto for Piano (“a magnificent account of the concerto displaying her considerable technical skills” –NPR) with the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble, and served as a guest artist on the Emmy-nominated documentary The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price. She serves as Area Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Howard University. The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts on select Fridays at 12:30 p.m., integrated into the undergraduate course (MUSC 200) titled Live Music in Context.
This event is open to the GU community of students, faculty, and staff only. Masks are required for audience members and no food or drink is allowed in the venue.
Seating is limited. Please release your reservation if you find you are unable to attend.