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A House Concert 
at the
Historical Piano Study Center
30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430

Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 4:00pm

Daesik Cha, piano
Daesik Cha, piano

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659,  (circa 1748)
arranged for piano by Ferruccio Busoni (1898)
on the ____ piano, ____, ____
Johann Sebastian Bach

Ballade No. 1  (1841)

on the ____ piano, ____, ____
Frédéric Chopin

Concerto No. 2  (1901)
Daesik Cha will be accompanied on this piece by Malcolm Halliday playing the piano reduction of the orchestral score.
on the ____ piano, ____, ____
Sergei Rachmaninoff


About the Pianos
When the pianos have been selected you will see it above. To learn a bit more about each of the pianos just click on the links that will have appeared here.
All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection.
The Historical Piano Study Center, 30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430. The building is wheelchair accessible.

About the Musician
Daesik Cha, a native of South Korea, has been establishing himself as a ‘renaissance’ musician, whose professional work encompasses concertizing, directing, teaching, and music scholarship.

He has appeared as pianist in several prominent concerts across continents. In the US, he was featured as a chamber musician with the Irving Fine Society at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, and performed as a soloist in the Franz Liszt bicentennial at Brandeis University. In addition, he has been invited several times as a musical artist to the Covington Art Club in KY, giving lectures and recitals. Recently he performed a piano recital at the Killian Hall in MIT and a lecture recital at the SMI international music conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He also appeared in several prominent chamber music recitals in the Boston area during the 2017–2018 season. His organ/piano recital at the Historical Shirley Meeting House was aired on a local TV channel. His other performances include concerts as a guest pianist at the 2007 Lucca Opera Festival in Italy, and a solo recital which he was honored to give at the Bechstein Hall in the Master Musician Series of Bilthoven, Netherlands.

He wrote his PhD dissertation on the topic of “Transformation of the Keyboard Fantasia in the Classical Period (1780–1800).” His scholarly interests lie in the German instrumental aesthetics and literature of the Classical and Romantic eras, and the development of church music. He was a teaching fellow at Brandeis University, and is currently a music instructor at MIT.

He holds a PhD degree in musicology at Brandeis University and two Master’s degrees, in music history and literature and in piano performance.

About the House Concerts
Our House Concerts are fundraising events, to 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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