Guest artist Henning Vauth will perform a piano recital on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall (second floor of Sutton Hall). He will also present a master class on Wednesday, October 8, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
The recital program will include a brief discourse and performance of Frederic Rzewski’s mammoth 55-minute masterpiece, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated.”
German pianist Henning Vauth serves as assistant professor of piano and coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Marshall University (USA). A laureate of the Concours Grieg International Competition for Pianists in Norway (Schubert Prize) and the IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy, he has performed at venues in the United States and in Europe, such as Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and Salle Cortot in Paris.
Vauth’s itinerary in 2013 included solo recitals, master classes, and lectures at several universities in the U.S. (UNC Chapel Hill, West Liberty University, Marshall University) and in Brazil (UFG in Goiania and UDESC in Florianopolis), the Paris International Summer Sessions, and the Palm Beach Atlantic Piano Festival in Florida (presentation of a lecture/panel discussion on musicians’ health). He is a founding member of the Millefiori Trio with American violinist E. Reed Smith and Turkish cellist Solen Dikener and performs frequently in chamber music settings with colleagues on and off campus.
He has served as a jury member for many competitions (most recently the 2013 Eastern Division MTNA competitions, held in Maryland, USA). He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society) and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), a board member of West Virginia MTA (Foundation Fund chair), and a former full-time faculty member at Auburn University.
He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, in addition to further degrees and certificates in piano performance and pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien (Hannover, Germany) and the Ecole Normale de Musique "Alfred Cortot" (Paris, France)—piano studies with Nelita True, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg; harpsichord with William Porter; recent master classes with Philippe Entremont (2013).
Vauth is pursuing research in the field of musicians’ medicine/wellness and music physiology. In collaboration with the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine at the HMTM Hannover, he co-authored articles in the peer-reviewed American journals Human Movement Science (“The Influence of Practice on the Development of Motor Skills in Pianists,” 2009) and Movement Disorders (“Quantification of Focal Dystonia in Pianists using Scale Analysis,” 2004). In July 2012, he was presenter at the international PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association) Symposium in Snowmass, Colorado, held in conjunction with the Aspen Music Festival. Joined by Nicole Perrone, assistant professor of Acting and Movement at Marshall University, he plans further research utilizing electromyography/biofeedback during the academic year 2013–14.
Department of Music