Posts Tagged 'John Milbauer'

Teacher, her 3 prized students to perform ‘2 Pianos, 8 Hands’

Teacher, her 3 prized students to perform ‘2 Pianos, 8 Hands’

“It helps that we all went to school together,” said piano maestro John Milbauer.

“I didn’t go to school with you,” said piano chair Rebecca Penneys. “I was your teacher.”

Penneys joins her prized pupils Milbauer, Nicola Melville, and Omri Shimron in the annual “2 Pianos, 8 Hands Extravaganza” on full display at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.

Milbauer to present competing methods of teaching music

Milbauer to present competing methods of teaching music

At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, 10-year Chautauqua instructor and pianist John Milbauer will sound off on contending schools of classical music.

Milbauer, a 2011 Steinway Artist, will play pieces that premiered exactly 100 years ago to pay homage to composer Arnold Schoenberg. The anniversary marks the birth year of composer John Cage, Schoenberg’s prized pupil.

“It’s hard to imagine Cage and Schoenberg in the same classroom,” Milbauer, who studied at Juilliard and the Franz Liszt Academy in Hungary, said about Schoenberg, who taught Cage at UCLA.

Piano recital brings Milbauer full circle

Piano recital brings Milbauer full circle

When pianist John Milbauer first came to the School of Music in 1989, he was on the verge of giving up music forever.

Playing the piano was a physical struggle. He was frustrated with the technical aspect of the piano, and he just didn’t have the right teacher — until Chautauqua changed all that.