Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lois Brandwynne, Piano


The Maybeck Studio presents Lois Brandwynne in an afternoon of Romantic Classical Piano.

The program will include Beethoven's "Tempest" sonata, short pieces of Chopin and feature the great C major Fantasy by Robert Schumann. Of this work, he wrote to his then fiancee Clara Weick: "The first movement may well be the most passionate I have ever composed---a deep lament for you."

Lois Brandwynne at the Maybeck
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4:00pm < Note the time!
Suggested donation at the door: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students
Seating is limited. This event is sold out.

Lois Brandwynne studied piano at Mills College with revered Russian pedagogue Alexander Libermann and the legendary Dutch pianist Egon Petri.  She also studied composition with composers Darius Milhaud and Leon Kirchner. Awarded two successive traveling music fellowships from UC Berkeley, she then coached with Leonard Shure in New York and Alfred Brendel in Vienna.
She has soloed with numerous orchestras, including the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and has concertized in the United States and Europe to critical acclaim.

Her work as a chamber musician is equally extensive. In California she has performed at Music at the Vineyards, the Claremont and Cabrillo Music Festivals, and collaborated with eminent concert artists such as violist Walter Trampler, flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer, cellists Bonnie Hampton and Emil Miland, and violinist Alexander Barantschik in the popular San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Sundaes.

She has long been an enthusiast of contemporary music, and will participate in composer Elinor Armer's Jubilee Year in new works written for her and other Bay Area musicians this spring.
She on the music faculty at UC Davis  and also teaches in Berkeley at her private piano studio.