Friday, March 09, 2012

Program: Henning Vauth, Piano

Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Robert Schumann
1. Äußerst bewegt (Extremely animated) (1810-1856)
2. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch (Very inwardly and not too quickly)
3. Sehr aufgeregt (Very agitated)
4. Sehr langsam (Very slowly)
5. Sehr lebhaft (Very lively)
6. Sehr langsam (Very slowly)
7. Sehr rasch (Very fast)
8. Schnell und spielend (Fast and playful)

Sonata in C major, K. 330 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1. Allegro moderato (1756-1791)
2. Andante cantabile
3. Allegretto

Three Transcriptions
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” Bach/arr. Myra Hess
“Daisies” Sergei Rachmaninoff
“Andante Finale de Lucia di Lammermoor” for the left hand only, Op. 13 Theodor Leschetizky


German pianist Henning Vauth serves as Assistant Professor of Music – Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Marshall University. A laureate of the Concours Grieg International Competition for Pianists in Norway (Schubert Prize) and the IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy, he has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Salle Munch in Paris, and Salle Molière in Lyon, France.

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, in addition to further degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hannover), the Ecole Normale de Musique "Alfred Cortot" (Paris), and Western Michigan University - piano study with Nelita True, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg.

He appears frequently as guest artist at institutions across Europe and the United States and is active as adjudicator for several competitions, including the IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Sicily, Italy and the Georgia and West Virginia MTNA competitions. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society) and MTNA and a former full-time faculty member at Auburn University.

In collaboration with the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine at the HMT Hannover he co-authored articles in the peer-reviewed American journals Human Movement Science (Influence of Practice on the Development of Motor Skills in Pianists, 2009) and Movement Disorders (Quantification of Focal Dystonia in Pianists using Scale Analysis, 2004).

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