FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION
A House Concert
Historical Piano Study Center
30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430
Saturday, August 11, 2018
at 4:00 PM
|Eric Clark, piano|
|Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II – Prelude and Fugue in Bb minor, BWV 891
||Johann Sebastian Bach
|Polonaise in Bb major, Op. 71 No. 2
|Polonaise in a-minor, “Farewell to the Fatherland” (Publ. 1794)
||Michal Kleofas Oginski
|Etude in Gb major, Op. 10 No. 5 (“Black Key”) (publ. 1833)|
|Ballade in g minor, Op. 23 (1831-1835)||Chopin|
|Mazurkas, Op. 50 (1842)|
1. Vivace in G Major
2. Allegretto in Ab Major
3. Moderato in c# minor
|Polonaise in f# minor, Op. 44 (1841)||Chopin|
|Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 35 (1837-39)|
1. Grave Doppio movimento
2. Scherzo Allegro – Più lento – Tempo primo
3. Marche funèbre Lento
4. Finale Presto, sotto voce e legato
|Piano concerto in f minor, Op. 21 (1829)|
1. Maestoso (in f minor)
2. Larghetto (in Ab Major)
3. Allegro vivace (in f minor)
|Érard, Paris, 1840
avid chamber musician, Eric Clark has been heard throughout much of the
United States and in Europe, in the cities of New York, Pittsburgh,
Newark, Cleveland, Charleston, Palm Springs, and San Jose in this
Eric is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Sergey Schepkin and Enrique Graf. He graduated in 2007 with college and university honors, and received a full scholarship to complete his master’s degree, conferred in 2009.
Winning first-prize in the 2009 All-Instrumental Concerto Competition at Carnegie Mellon University, Eric made his debut at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic conducted by Ronald Zollman. In 2006, Eric performed the Haydn Concerto in D with Sinfonia Perugina, in Perugia, Italy, conducted by Enrico Marconi.
A recipient of numerous awards, Eric has received the first place in the 2007 and 2008 MTNA Pennsylvania State competition, second place in the ensuing MTNA Eastern Division competitions, as well as second place in the 2008 Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania competition. Eric was named semi-finalist in the 2009 Louisiana International Piano Competition, the 2008 Viardo International Piano Competition, and finalist at the 2008 Eastern Connecticut Symphony Concerto Competition. In 2005, he was one of 24 selected out of over 150 to participate in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
Also an accomplished visual artist, Eric’s paintings have won awards in New Jersey where he currently resides in Fort Lee. When not practicing or performing, Eric pursues a multitude of interests including composing songs in both classical and popular genres, golf, long-distance running, classic literature and philosophy.
What Makes This Concert Special?
|Our House Concerts are fundraising
help defray such annual expenses as replacing slate tiles on the
roof, insuring the pianos, etc. Admission
to the concerts is by freewill donation. Any amount is most welcome,
and all donations to our 501(c)(3) organization, Historical Piano
Concerts, Inc., are fully tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged in
writing for your tax records.
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