Salon 2018-05-27 Kevin Ayesh in Mclean

 Sunday May 27, 2018 in Mclean:

Kevin Ayesh



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique)
Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 (Pastorale)

Kevin Ayesh has presented concerts and master classes throughout the United States (he has performed in all 50 states and Puerto Rico), as well as in Canada, Germany, and Hong Kong.  Dr. Ayesh has taught music at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina since 1992.  As a North Carolina Visiting Artist for four years, he appeared before thousands across that state, performing as many as 50 recitals in a season.

Ayesh is the recipient of many prizes, including the Naftzger Piano Award, Baltimore Music Club Award, and Winner of both the JCC Baltimore Piano Competition and the Maryland State Music Teachers‘ Elizabeth R. Davis Memorial Piano Competition.  A finalist in several national and international competitions, Ayesh was awarded Second Prize at the Wideman International Piano Competition, and won both Third Prize and Composer’s Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition.

Ayesh was recently the featured recitalist and clinician for the Gene Marcus Piano Festival at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, the Star Valley Junior Music Festival in Wyoming, and the USA Piano Camp at the University of South Alabama.  This summer, he returns as guest artist to the Lindlar International Piano Festival in Germany.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Ayesh received his Bachelor of Music degree with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin; his master’s and doctorate degrees are from the University of Maryland.  His teachers were Elinor Aiken, William Race, and Nelita True.