Faculty recital features new assistant professor of music Johnandrew Slominski

Johnandrew SlominskiJohnandrew Slominski, assistant professor of music at Linfield College and internationally acclaimed pianist and recording artist, will present “The Voice of the Piano,” on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The recital will feature pieces from Chopin, Franck, Gershwin and others.

Slominski enjoys a distinguished reputation as a performer and educator. Slominski has been hailed as “a remarkable, brilliant and gifted pianist” (Chautauquan Daily) and recognized for his performances. He seamlessly navigates the landscape of a varied and thriving career as a soloist, chamber musician, music theorist, author, educator and speaker.

Slominski has held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music, the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College and Virginia Commonwealth University.  He has also served as a joint faculty member at the Eastman School of Music in both piano and music theory. Slominski is the founding director of Classical Music on the Spot (an institute for improvisation at the Eastman School of Music), a co-founder of the San Francisco International Piano Festival and a founding faculty member of the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival at the University of South Florida. Slominski is a New Piano Collective artist.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.