Anacortes Arts Foundation

June Piano Concert

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3PM
Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street, Anacortes

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One Extraordinary Steinway
One Sunday in June
One Fabulous Performer

Byron Schenkman’s playing has been described by The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and ‘Insightful.” His program will include music by Szymanowska, Schubert, Chopin, and Clara and Robert Schumann.

Byron Schenkman believes in the power of music to bring people together for healing and joy. By the time he went to his first music camp at the age of eleven, Byron knew that playing chamber music would be an important part of his life’s work. He has since been a founding member of several ensembles, including the Seattle Baroque Orchestra which he co-directed until 2013. In addition to performing live on piano, harpsichord, and fortepiano, Byron can be heard on more than forty CDs, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum, Vermillion, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music “for outstanding achievement in the field of early music,” Byron was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and “insightful.” A graduate of the New England Conservatory and Indiana University, Byron currently teaches music history at Seattle University, and has been a guest lecturer in harpsichord and fortepiano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.