Come support budding young pianists as they partner with a master pianist for a Classical Piano Jam. In addition, piano concert artist and teacher Dr. Svetlana Maddox will be performing Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Be prepared for delightful surprises at this one-time event for Boise Music Week.
Program will also include Piano Jammers; Todd Dunnigan and Tom Phelps.
Dr. Svetlana Maddox – Biography
Dr. Svetlana Maddox is a classical concert pianist who represents the third generation of professional musicians in her family. Winner of the First Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York and as the recipient of the Grand Prizes in the Princeton Music Festivals, Svetlana had the honor to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2009, 2012, and 2013.
Dr. Maddox was invited to perform at the Liszt International Festival at California State University in Northridge, Los Angeles in summer 2016. Previously, Svetlana gave a solo recital at the Chopin International Festival in El Paso, Texas in fall 2009.
Svetlana’s numerous concerts across the US resulted in articles, interviews, and concert reviews that appeared in magazines and newspapers in New York, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, and Idaho. In summer 2014 Svetlana went on an international concert tour that began with her performance at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City and continued with a performance at the International Pushkin Festival at the Chekhov Theater and a solo recital at the National Organ Hall in Chisinau, Moldova, and a lecture-recital and master class at the famous Franz Liszt University of Music in Budapest, Hungary. Svetlana was one of the featured Artists in the Stars of Steinway Concert Series in 2019, 2017, 2015, and 2014.
Dr. Mark Hansen and Dr. Svetlana Maddox formed Duo Tesoro in 2014. This collaboration resulted in numerous concerts, including their appearances in McCall’s “Second Sunday Sounds @ Six” concert series, CSI in Twin Falls, Idaho State University in Pocatello, Brigham Young University in Rexburg, and at Boise State.
Svetlana earned her Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona (with Professor Nicholas Zumbro and Dr. Rex Woods). The subject of her dissertation was the famous masterpiece by Modest Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition.” While living in New York in 2004-2009, Svetlana studied privately with the renowned international concert pianist, Professor Bella Davidovich of Juilliard School. Svetlana also holds two Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance: from The Gnesins Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia and from Boise State University (with Dr. Del Parkinson). Dr. Svetlana Maddox combines her active performance career with teaching at Boise State University (Class Piano and Introduction to Music online) and the College of Western Idaho (Introduction to Music, Class Piano, Fundamentals of Music).
Beverly Schumacher, Michelle Wickard and Tom Phelps
Borah High School Auditorium
6001 W Cassia St, Boise, ID 83709
Tuesday – May 12, 2020