Pianist To Perform In Morristown
Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Teresa Walters, whose new CD has just been nominated for the Grand Prix du Disque, will perform in recital at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Octagon of Mahoney Library. Walters recently became the first American pianist invited to perform three prestigious European recitals honoring the Anniversary of composer Franz Liszt's birthday, including a performance at the famous Esterhazy Palace in Austria under the patronage of the present governing Prince Anton Esterhazy. At the composer's birthplace in Raiding, her concert was televised by Austrian National Television who described Teresa Walters as "a rare musical phenomenon - one of the world's most significant pianists." Her performances received standing ovations and generated the highest tribute given by European audiences, the rhythmic clap. Her Morristown recital "Liszt and Literature" will follow her popular "Keynote Comments" format and include selections from Liszt's Harmonies Poétiques et Réligieuses, Three Hymns, Romance, Sonnets of Petrarch, and St. Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Sun. Later this year, she travels to Italy to perform at Assisi in honor of the 775th Anniversary of the death of St. Francis.
Teresa Walters' Morristown recital is part of an intense international schedule that includes performances throughout the U.S. and Canada, a Mexico debut in Monterrey in March and a concert tour of India in May. Walters' performances in India are under the sponsorship of Trans World Radio India and include a benefit concert for the Good Samaritans Children's School in New Delhi as well as performances with the Bombay Symphony at the National Center for the Performing Arts.
The pianist's award-winning recordings will be available at her March 8 performance. Her new CD includes music from the recital as well as Liszt's Ave Maria, Alleluia and Sonata in B Minor. In its recent review of her new CD, the Budapest Sun wrote: "Teresa Walters takes the keyboard into orbit." New York Concert Review reported: "This highly gifted Lisztian takes the music farther technically and spiritually. Her transcendental performance magically transforms the keyboard. She has a huge, rolling sound that makes music like an eagle surveying the landscape."
Last season, Teresa Walters performed at Lincoln Center where she received a standing ovation. A veteran of the world's greatest concert stages, Teresa Walters has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and the Great Hall of Moscow. Recent international tours have included Australia, Japan and Israel where the Jerusalem Post described her artistry as "Marvelous! As close to perfect as I hope to hear."