PROSPECT HARBOR- Edmund Battersby, internationally celebrated pianist, will present a recital in Maine on Thursday, July 18th. This performance comes in advance of his upcoming solo recital at The International Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland on August 6th. Mr. Battersby’s recital proceeds will go towards the Piano Fund which maintains the 1924 Steinway grand at Oceanside Meadows Inn.
WHO: Edmund Battersby, renowned classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. Throughout the course of an international career as pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber player and teacher, Mr. Battersby has earned the highest praise from audiences, critics and illustrious colleagues alike. The New York Times called him “…a pianist of uncommon refinement.” 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. 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. 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 which takes place during the summer in Prospect Harbor.
WHAT: Concert to Benefit the Piano Fund which maintains the Steinway grand which resides in the hall at Oceanside Meadows Inn.
WHEN: 7:30 pm on July 18, 2013
WHERE: Oceanside Meadows Inn, 202 Corea Road, Prospect Harbor, Maine www.oceaninn.com