Hill to perform solo piano recital at Goshen College


Concert:  Faculty Recital Series – Matthew Hill, solo piano
Date and time: Sunday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Goshen College Professor of Music and pianist Matthew Hill will present a solo piano recital on Sunday, Oct.13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.

Hill’s program will feature Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, Op. 35 for piano; Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor; and the Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Goshen College faculty, staff, and students are free with ID. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning one hour before the concert.

Matthew Hill, DMA, pianist and Goshen College professor of music, teaches piano, chamber music, music history and pedagogy. He is an active recitalist, chamber musician, concerto performer and master classes teacher. His interests in monasticism, theology and the role of silence in music engage his teaching, scholarship and performing with a unique perspective and depth. In the summer of 2013 he was on the piano faculties at Interlochen (Mich.), and at the Schlern International Music Festival in northern Italy. The Blue Griffin recording label released his CD recording, Silent Colors, containing works by Liszt, Debussy, Messiaen and several Gershwin songs arranged as virtuoso etudes by Earl Wild. Other professional highlights include a series of master classes and a recital performance at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China; contribution of a chapter to Silence, Music, Silent Music (Ashgate 2007); publication of articles for Clavier; and an invited presention at “Couleurs dans le vent: Celebrating the Music of Olivier Messiaen” held at 
the University of Kansas. He has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Howard Karp and has also studied with the renowned Beethoven performer Claude Frank, as well as with Richard Angeletti and Garik Pedersen.