Last updated: 22 May 2012
2012 Festival has concluded
The 2012 Festival, hosted by the University of Oregon, has concluded. The festival home page has been moved to a new location. Thank you all for attending!
Upcoming Chopin/Liszt Performances
We are excited to announce an upcoming series of piano recitals to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s death. The dates of the recitals are October 8th, October 10th, and October 22nd. All performers in these recitals are graduate students in Piano Performance at the University of Oregon. Details can be found on the events page, and the program is available here.
Two Liszt recording projects
Alexandre Dossin, president of the Oregon Chapter, is working on two Liszt recording projects due to be released in 2011. The first is a Naxos CD for the Liszt Complete Piano Music Series entitled “Liszt in Russia;” it will feature the complete works of Liszt that were related to or inspired by Russia, including the famous Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, songs by Anton Rubinstein, an excerpt from Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila, and others. The second is a score/CD publication for the Schirmer Performance Editions, his fourth one with this series; it will include the 6 Consolations and 3 Nocturnes.
Preparation for the 2012 Festival
The American Liszt Society President, Thomas Mastroianni, will be visiting Eugene on May 2-3 for a series of meetings related to the preparation for the 2012 Festival, to be hosted by the University of Oregon.
Alexandre Dossin returns from Nebraska
The chapter president, Alexandre Dossin, recently returned from the 2010 American Liszt Society Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he performed Chopin f minor concerto with the Lincoln Symphony, under the conducting of Ed Polochick. This performance took part during the main gala event, a “concerto extravaganza” with three pianists: Arnaldo Cohen performed Liszt’s E-flat concerto, and Gila Goldstein performed Schumann’s a minor concerto for a 2,000+ audience.
The chapter received the Greenfield Award for the third year in a row, making possible the purchase of the complete collection of Chopin scores published by the Polish National Edition. In addition to that, the award also made possible to purchase the facsimile autograph of Liszt’s b minor sonata. Great additions to the UO Knight Library!
Alan Walker video available
Alan Walker recently recorded a short video addressing Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes. This video was presented at the beginning of the October 22, 2009 recital in Beall Concert Hall, and Dr. Walker kindly allowed us to post the video here.
Alexandre Dossin invited to perform in concert marathon
Alexandre Dossin has been invited by Tom Mastroianni, the president of the American Liszt Society, as one of only five representatives in the U.S. and Canada during the 2010-2011 marathon of concerts to be held at the Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome. The marathon of performances will be organized by renowned pianist Michele Campanella. All piano works by Franz Liszt will be performed live, with several concerts happening during 2010 and 2011. Other pianists from the U.S. are Boris Berman (Yale University), Luiz de Moura Castro (Hartford School), Ksenia Nosikova (University of Iowa), Ann Schein (New England Conservatory), and Valerie Tryon (Canada).