28th Annual Piano Festival Begins Feb. 18

The Truman Department of Music has announced that Amir Khosrowpour will perform as the guest artist for the 28th Annual Truman Piano Festival.

Khosrowpour will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall and lead master class for four Truman piano majors at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19. Both events are free and open to the public.

His performances are balanced with new works and old works. This appearance will feature works from the traditional repertoire by Haydn and Schumann, as well as avant-guarde compositions by William Horne, Tristan Perich and David Broome, and two fugues that Khosrowpour wrote himself in 2011.

Khosrowpour graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas, earning a B.M. in piano and composition. He completed the Master’s of Music at Manhattan School of Music and is now working on his doctorate.

He has performed in more than a dozen states, in Shanghai and the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, D.C. In New York City, Khosrowpour has worked with composers and performers in many new-music groups, including Red Light New Music, Ensemble Pamplemousse, JACK Quartet and TRANSIT. He has won numerous competitions, including a national title from the Music Teachers National Association.

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