Sunday October 28, 2023
— a “hybrid” event —
Imagery in Piano Works
Join us for a program of imaginative piano works, from the water-inspired pieces by Liszt and Ravel to a cycle of piano works dedicated to a star constellation by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu. The recital will also feature the rich harmonies of Rachmaninoff’s preludes and the contemplative minimalism of Philip Glass.
Pianist Agustin Muriago has performed throughout the United States, Spain, China, Brazil, and his native Argentina, in venues such as the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Yamaha Salon in New York City. His repertoire ranges from standard piano works to contemporary music premieres, with an emphasis on Spanish and Latin-American music. He has recorded for Acte Préalable, Radium Recordings, and for NPR affiliates.
Muriago has presented recitals featuring Latin-American music for the “Argentina Festival” in Hong Kong, the Latin American Cultural Week in New York City, the Sonus International Music Festival, for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, and for the Latin American Music Center in Washington, D.C.
He has offered recitals, lectures, and master classes at NYU Shanghai, the Catholic University of America, the University of Chile, Emporia State University, the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing, for the International Music Festival at Kansas Wesleyan University, and at the Encontro Internacional Sobre Pedagogia do Piano in Brazil. He adjudicated the MTNA Young Artist Competition and piano competitions in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Connecticut, and New York.
In Argentina, Muriago earned degrees in piano performance, piano pedagogy, and composition. As a prizewinner of the 2008 “Teachers del Norte-Pianists del Sur” auditions under the direction of Mirian Conti, he continued his studies in the United States, earning degrees in piano performance from The Hartt School (DMA), New York University (MM), and Rowan University (BM summa cum laude).
His major teachers include José Ramón Méndez, Luiz de Moura Castro, David Westfall, Veda Zuponcic, Aldo Antognazzi, and Marcela Fiorillo, having also received advice from Lilya Zilberstein, Frederic Chiu, Julian Martin, Solomon Mikowsky, Douglas Humpherys, and Seymour Bernstein.
Muriago is Assistant Professor of Keyboard Skills at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his appointment at Peabody, he served on the piano faculty at Kansas State University, coordinating the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy degree and teaching group and private lessons. He has also held teaching positions at The Hartt School Community Division and New York University.
Highlights for the 2023-2024 season include the release of his first solo recording on Albany Records, plus concerts in New York City, Washington, D.C, and at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Agustin Muriago is a Yamaha Artist.
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