Pianist Stephen Carlson to perform at FMU, Feb. 8
Pianist and Coker College music professor Stephen Carlson will perform in concert at Francis Marion University, Feb. 8, as part of FMU’s First Tuesday Arts Event.
The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Carlson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician who has performed at many colleges, universities, and festivals throughout the Midwest and Southeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. Since 1995, he has regularly appeared at Minnesota Valley Sommarfest, where he has performed an array of solo and chamber works.
Carlson has performed chamber music with members of the Greenville Symphony and also performed Mozart’s Concerto in A major, K. 414 in cities throughout eastern Canada, including Montreal, Quebec City, and Halifax with the Gustavus Adolphus College Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he is one-half of the McKay-Carlson Piano Duo.
He was appointed to the performing artist roster of the South Carolina Arts Commission and is also in demand as an adjudicator and clinician. Carlson will make his New York debut as a solo recitalist this March in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa, where he studied with Uriel Tsachor. He is also a graduate of the University of Illinois and Gustavus Adolphus College, where he studied with Ian Hobson and John McKay, respectively.
Carlson is in his fifth year as assistant professor of music and coordinator of the music program at Coker College in Hartsville, where he teaches piano, piano literature, piano pedagogy and music theory. Formerly a visiting assistant professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, he has also taught piano at Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Joseph’s School of Music in St. Paul, Minn.
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