2011 Piano Recital and Master Class: Evelyne Crochet

Evelyne Crochet  performs in the second installment of the annual three-part piano recital and master class series, on Friday, April 15 at 8pm and master class on Saturday, April 16 at 3pm. This series is curated by Professor Germán Diez, Chairperson of the Piano Department at Greenwich House Music School.

For her April 15th recital, Ms. Crochet will perform Chopin’s Nocturne in B major, Op. 62,  No. 1; Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4; Mazurka in C major, Op. 24, No. 2; Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3; Scherzo No. IV in E major, Op. 54; Satie’s Gnossiennes, Nos. 1, 2 and 3; and Ravel’ s Gaspard de la Nuit.

Admission for recitals is $15 general, $10 for students and seniors, and payable at the door on the evening of from 7:30pm. Master class admission is $7 general and payable at the door on the afternoon of from 2:45pm. All events are to be held in Renee Weiler Concert Hall at the shcool.

About the Artist

Evelyne Crochet's performances at Greenwich House Music School are always awaited with anticipation. Her biography is filled with performances around the world. Her concerts took her from the major stages of Europe to the Americas, Russia and Japan. In the US, she was soloist with numerous orchestras, among them the orchestras of Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston (notably as the partner of Francis Poulenc in the Boston premiere of his Two Pianos Concerto), and abroad with three major London orchestras (London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic), Munich and Hamburg Radio orchestras, and Paris National among many others. She counts many Carnegie Hall appearances and has played in all the venues in New York City.

Her vast repertoire spans over three centuries, from the works of Schoenberg, Berg, Messiaen, Hollinger, Takemitsu, and Wyttenbach, to the complete works of Debussy and Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (New England Bach Festival and Newport Festival). Her recording of the Well-Tempered Clavier was released in 2006 on the Music & Arts label. Other recordings include the complete piano music of Gabriel Fauré, Erik Satie (a world premiere of unpublished works), Bach transcriptions, and works by Schubert for piano solo and piano four hands with Alfred Brendel.

Evelyne Crochet was educated in her native country of France and was a student of Yvonne Lefébure and Nadia Boulanger. She went on to study with Edwin Fischer in Switzerland, and later on in Bern, Rudolf Serkin extended to her a unique invitation to come and study with him in the United States. This exceptional sponsorship resulted in her emigration to the U.S.A. She has held artist in residence and faculty positions at Brandeis University, Rutgers University, Boston University and Georgia State University. She also served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston, and earlier on, as Rudolf Serkin’s substitute during his sabbatical at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. She resides in New York City.

Special thanks to Benice Brilliant, for her generous and crucial contribution to this series. Additional funding is provided, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Deptartment of Cultural Affairs.  

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