Pianoforte Concert – John Cobb + Alexander Schwarzkopf« Back to Events
John Cobb and Alexander Schwarzkopf
SEPTEMBER 20 – Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
East Wing | Upstairs Gallery
$8 + tax for Members ($7 children)
$16 + tax (includes Museum admission) for Non-Members ($15 children)
Pianoforte concerts fill up quickly, so please reserve your seats early by contacting the Museum at 828.253.3227.
Pianoforte alumni John Cobb and Alexander Schwarzkopf will perform selections by Bartok, Cage, Copeland, Crumb, Gershwin, Ives, Schoenberg and Steinbach. While we have had the pleasure of having each of the pianists perform at Pianoforte recitals, this is the first time they will be performing together.
Dr. Cobb (who initiated the Asheville Art Museum’s first Pianoforte recital in July 2008) earned his Doctor of Music degree in piano performance at Northwestern University. Simultaneously, he held a fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he pursued doctoral studies in musicology. He has played numerous times on the Pianoforte concert series, including an all-Liszt solo program celebrating Liszt’s bicentennial in 2011. Dr. Cobb is a direct musical descendant of Franz Liszt through his teacher, pianist Claudio Arrau, whose teacher was a pupil of Liszt. He presents master classes on piano technique and literature, and frequently serves as an adjudicator for competitions and music festivals. Dr. Cobb maintains private studios in Fairview and Hendersonville.
Mr. Schwarzkopf is a pianist, composer and teacher from Colorado Springs, CO. Mr. Schwarzkopf first performed in public at age 8 and became a scholarship student in piano at Colorado College at age 12. He has been a featured artist and composer at festivals in the United States, such as the Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium, American Liszt Society National Festival and College Music Society; in Germany at the Internationales Klavierfestival-Lindlar and DTKV “Musik Aktiv”; and has performed in Italy, where he was a finalist at the Val Tidone “Silvio Bengalli International” Piano Competition in Pianello.