Corvallis-OSU Piano International virtual piano festival to feature 2 debut video recitals

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis-Oregon State University Piano International’s “Re-imaginings: A Virtual Piano Festival” will feature two video recitals debuting on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The festival is online and free of charge, with no tickets required. Recitals are categorized into four different series: “World Pianists” features established international virtuosi; the “Beethoven Project” celebrates the composer’s 250th birthday; “Catch a Rising Star” showcases up-and-coming young pianists; and “Live and Local” features performers from the Corvallis area.

Rachelle McCabe, OSU professor of piano and Corvallis-OSU Piano International artistic director, and her sister, Robin McCabe, University of Washington professor of piano, will debut the next video recital in the World Pianists series on Oct. 15, performing “Wizard of Oz Fantasy for Four Hands.”

Also debuting on Oct. 15 is the next video in the Beethoven Project, with Craig Sheppard, University of Washington professor of piano, performing Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, Op. 109.

Future performances in the virtual festival will feature Anton Nel (South Africa and Texas), Nyaho (Ghana and Seattle), Mark Salman (Seattle), Conrad Tao (New York City), Stephanie Leon Shames (Oklahoma), Jacques Despres (Canada) and Matthew Goodrich (Oregon).

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