Christopher Finkelmeyer: Classical Piano "Unstuffed"
By Christopher Finkelmeyer
From Carnegie Hall and concert halls around the globe, concert pianist, Christopher Finkelmeyer, returns to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, to present a performance to benefit Shake Rag Alley School for the Arts.
Finkelmeyer’s wit, humor and approach to music is a bit like that of Victor Borge -- but mostly Franz Liszt, as he delights audiences with his thoughtful, funny and poignant observations about life while bringing a master’s hand to some of the world’s greatest music.
Hailed a virtuoso of both technical and emotional power, he made his professional debut in the Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra while still a student at Northwestern University.
He represented the United States in the International Busoni Competition, and continued his studies at Vienna’s famed Hochschule für Musik under noted scholar/pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. Other teachers included Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School, and America’s elder statesman of the piano, Earl Wild, who named him “one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation.”
Produced by Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts at Mineral Point Opera House, 139 High Street, Mineral Point
Performances: October 22, 2011
Performance Times: Saturday, 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: General Admission: $20 Reserved Seating and After Concert Reception with the Artist: $35
Call 608-987-3292 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days: