Event Details

David Newman

Sunday, September 15, 2019
2:00 PM
Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

1315 11th Street, Monroe


Pianist David Newman is listed in Who’s Who Among American Keyboard Artists. He began playing piano at age 3 in his hometown of Rochester, New York. He made his New York City Lincoln Center debut in 1990 as a visiting Baldwin artist. Other notable appearances include solo recitals at London's Barbican Centre, Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, as well as performances at numerous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

His Monroe Arts Center performance will include Beethoven's Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 (Pastoral), and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

He has had the opportunity to play with many orchestras and chamber groups, performing Bach's Concerto in D Minor, Beethoven's Concerto in C Minor, the Liszt E Flat Concerto, Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra and, most recently, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Beloit Janesville Symphony.

His work in theater is also extensive. His audio recordings of Rachmaninoff were used in Steppenwolf Theater's production of Another Time, while the video recording was studied by Albert Finney, enabling him ot imitate David's style of playing on stage.

Mr. Newman holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia and Rutgers University, as well as the Concert Recital Diploma and the Advanced Solo Studies Diploma from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. From 2009 to 2018, he taught piano, class piano, and piano ensemble at Beloit College. He is a founding member of Zephyr, a chamber group dedicated to performing works written for piano and winds.

A reception in Knuteson Promenade immediately following the concert.