School of Music



April 29-30, 2016

Ian Hobson, Guest Artist

Pianist and conductor Ian Hobson is recognized internationally for his command of an extraordinarily comprehensive repertoire, his consummate performances of the Romantic masters, his deft and idiomatic readings of neglected piano music old and new, and his assured conducting from both the piano and the podium. In addition to being a lauded performer, Mr. Hobson is a dedicated scholar and educator who has pioneered renewed interest in the music of such lesser known masters as Ignaz Moscheles and Johann Hummel. He has also been an effective advocate of works written expressly for him by a number of today’s noted composers, including Benjamin Lees, John Gardner, David Liptak, Alan Ridout, and Yehudi Wyner.

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Schedule of Events

  • Friday April 29, 7:30pm
  • Saturday April 30, 10:00am-noon

Masterclass Auditions

Students interested in performing in the masterclass should submit a recording of the solo work they would like to play no later than April 1, 2016. Recordings can be emailed as an mp3 attachment or submitted by CD to the following address:

Dr. Tammie Walker
School of Music
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

All events are free of charge and will take place in the College of Fine Arts and Communications Recital Hall at Western Illinois University.

The WIU Piano Festival is sponsored by the WIU School of Music and the Performing Arts Society.

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