March 22, 2018
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Harbor Music, a program of Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, will present the internationally celebrated pianist, Edmund Battersby in Down East Maine on July 17th. Mr. Battersby’s performance comes in advance of his UK tour and upcoming solo recital at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on August 1st
WHO: Edmund Battersby, renowned classical pianist and professor at Jacob’s School of Music.
Headline: “Perfectly Poised Classicism.” The Irish Times, Dublin, August 2013
Edmund Battersby has earned the highest praise from audiences, critics and illustrious colleagues alike. American Record Guide claimed that his landmark recordings of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him, “in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel and Pollini.” His many CDs for Musical Heritage Society, Naxos, Koch, and others over the years, have been noted impressively, the 1992 Grammy Short list for Goyescas of Granados among them. The recent digital release for iTunes of his recording, “The Early Romantic Piano” on the Schoodic Sound label, was warmly received by Fanfare Magazine; “This is simply a beautiful recording that should be heard by everyone.” A frequent guest at the Library of Congress in the nation’s capital, he has performed on their series with the Vermeer Quartet and elsewhere with the Tokyo Quartet and the Orion Quartet. Festivals featuring him in solo or ensemble capacity include Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Seattle and La Jolla. Battersby was praised for his, “eureka moment…” transformational teaching in the February 2014 issue of International Piano, London. He has given master classes at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, the Hochschule fur Musik in Leipzig, Princeton, Rutgers, Duke as well as Indiana University Bloomington where he has been a member of the artist-faculty since 1995. Edmund Battersby is the artistic director of Harbor Music, the Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings, a continuation of the annual Artur Balsam Chamber Music Workshop which has taken place in Wabash, Indiana since the year 2000
WHAT: Concert program to include works by Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel
WHEN: 7:30 pm on July 17, 2014
WHERE: Oceanside Meadows Inn, 202 Corea Road, Prospect Harbor, Maine. 207-963-5557