Spring 2016 Performance Highlights
World Renowned Pianist Teresa Walters at Concert Series
“St. Paul’s Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed concert pianist Teresa Walters on Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m. Known as “The International First Lady of Piano”, Walters is a popular face on the world’s greatest concert stages. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Great Hall of Moscow, among many prestigious venues.
She recently filled Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall for her all-Liszt performance at the Liszt Bicentennial. Other highlights include brilliant debuts in Manila and Hong Kong, performances with the Romanian Brasov Philharmonic, South American debuts in Sao Paolo, Brazil and many others.
Her recordings are hailed by FANFARE magazine as “a formidable display of technical dexterity and red-blooded power.” The Budapest Sun wrote: “Her fingers give off sparks and she takes the keyboard into orbit.”
Teresa Walters earned her Doctorate from Peabody Conservatory and was awarded an international fellowship for a year of study in Paris. She grew up in the American Midwest.”
“Acclaimed pianist Teresa Walters performs at the Springs Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 18. Curtain is at 7:30 P.M. Her eclectic program includes works by Karel Berman, Robert and Clara Schumann, George Walker, Liszt, Gottschalk and Gershwin. She will interact with the audience in her popular Keynote Comments.
Walters’s mesmerizing performances around the globe inspire unanimous praise. The New York Times recently described her as “The International First Lady of Piano.” Austrian National Television announces that she is “that rare musical phenomenon” and “one of the world’s most significant pianists.” Her prestigious invitations to perform in honor of the Liszt Bicentennial included Copenhagen’s Hungarian Embassy and Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall.
In recent seasons, she has performed as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents and in most of the 50 United States at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York where her performances earned standing ovations from capacity crowds.
Teresa Walters is known for her commitment to music as the ultimate universal language and for her vision of music as ministry. She is equally at home in the world’s major concert halls or in campus and community settings. In addition to maintaining an extensive international touring schedule, she continues a distinguished recording career with her recordings receiving nominations for the Grand Prix du Disque.”
“The Kamerman Piano Series presents classical pianist Teresa Walters at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Boulevard.
Walters’s captivating performances on prestigious international stages have garnered wide reaching acclaim. In 2014, The New York Times proclaimed Walters as “The International First Lady of Piano.” She is described by Austrian National Television as “that rare musical phenomenon” and “one of the world’s most significant pianists.”
Walters has dazzled audiences on six continents and most of the 50 United States at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Jerusalem’s Concert Hall, Australia’s International Conservatorium, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and Moscow’s Great Hall. The Kamerman Piano Series was established to provide greater community access to concerts by international, critically acclaimed pianists.
Piano superstar Teresa Walters takes the stage at Elon University’s Whitley Auditorium on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Whether performing for European royalty at Esterhazy Palace in Austria or fundraising for children’s charities in Delhi, Teresa Walters is a musical ambassador at home and abroad.
Describing her acclaimed Musical Cameos Series in 2014, The New York times announced: “Teresa Walters has performed on six continents and has earned the highest praise, deserving to be in the top tier of piano soloists in the world. Aptly nicknamed “The International First Lady of Piano” and overwhelmingly popular with audiences, this virtuoso discusses the music in her engaging manner before she performs.”
Her engagements in Russia performing Rachmaninoff as orchestra soloist received five curtain calls. In honor of the recent Liszt Bicentennial, Copenhagen’s Hungarian Embassy presented her in an all-Liszt gala recital as did Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall. The American Record Guide has written: “Her competition is virtually nil.”