Classical Piano Masterclass by Prof. Dr. Kefferstan

Date: 26 July 2013 (Friday)

Time: 1pm

Venue: Recital Hall, 3rd floor, Block C, south wing campus

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(L-R) Michelle, Hui Li, Dr. Christine Kefferstan, Mary Kefferstan, Ying Jie

Performers:

  • Lee Ying Jie – In der Nacht from Fantasiestucke Op. 12 (Schumann)
  • Michelle On Zhi Qian – Fantasie in F# minor, Op.28 (1st mvmt) (Mendelssohn)
  • Kit Hui Li – I’isle Joyeuse (Debussy)

cbkjpegCHRISTINE KEFFERSTAN graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati where she earned her DMA with Israeli pianist David Bar-Illan. She has had additional coaching with Yeeha Chiu, Anna McGrosso, Sedmara Rutstein and Viachaslov Gabrielov. Recent international performances include recitals in London at St. Martin–in-the-Fields (2008 and 2010) and a performance for the 2010 British Flute Society, Manchester, England with Francesca Arnone. Interested in collaborations of all kinds, Kefferstan’s invited presentations in national venues include the 2003 MTNA conference, “Issues of Dance and Duality in Maurice Ravel’s two-piano transcription of La Valse” Salt Lake City, Utah and the 2009 MTNA conference “Dvorak’s Dumky Trio: Czech and Balance” Atlanta, GA. She has also performed for the National Women and Creativity Conference; the College Music Society; the 2009 Music in the Museums of Rio Festival, Rio de Janeiro; and the 2010 9th International Festival of Women Composers. Additional solo performances include recitals at the National Institute of Culture and History in Belize City, Belize, the Stifel Fine Arts Series, Wheeling, WV; the Silver Series, Plymouth, NH; and the Steinway Society Series, Pittsburgh. In 2011 Kefferstan performed the Ravel Concerto for Left Hand with the WVU Symphony Orchestra.

Kefferstan is a founding member of the Sarasvati PianoTrio. Selected appearances include The College Music Society 2006 National Conference in San Antonio, and the 2007 International Conference for Music Teachers National Association-Canadian Federation of Music Teachers and the Royal College of Music in Toronto. The Trio was featured on the 2007 Taft Museum of Art Chamber Music Series, Cincinnati, OH, the 2008 Spencer Memorial Concert Series, Emory, VA, the 2009 Music Teachers National Conference in Atlanta, GA and the 2010 Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania Recital Series.

Upcoming engagements include guest artist recitals of works for two pianos in Malaysia and Indonesia July 2013; guest master classes at UCSI University, Medan, Maestro and Gloriamus School ; duo piano recital on the Pittsburgh Chatham University Concert Series in Sept 2013; and a lecture recital on the Piano Trio of Jennifer Higdon for the Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music Festival, June 2013.

Recognized by the WVU Division of Music and by the West Virginia Music Teachers Association for her excellence in teaching, Kefferstan is Professor of Piano at West Virginia University, Morgantown, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate piano majors. She is justifiably proud of her students who hold university, church and studio positions throughout the world.

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