Visiting pianist and magician Igor Lipinski will be performing at this year’s Keyboard Kapers program at Linfield College. The recital this year is titled “Piano Illusions,” and will take place on Sunday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall, located inside the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. This event is free and open to the public.
Originally from Poland, Lipinski first started working on the program of music and magic as an undergraduate piano performance major at the Eastman School of Music. After an inspiring collaboration on the show with Teller of Las Vegas duo Penn & Teller, Lipinski won the WQXR Classical Comedy Contest at Caroline’s on Broadway.
In light of his success in New York, he presented “Piano Illusions” across the world, from Hong Kong to New York City, and performed the show with several U.S. orchestras including Rochester Philharmonic and Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. As an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Oklahoma, Lipinski continues to explore a variety of unconventional and multidisciplinary recital practices to reimagine the traditional format of a piano recital and to think outside of the box about the changing tastes of today’s audience.
Keyboard Kapers, sponsored by the Department of Music, brings professional pianists to campus to work with students in lessons and master classes and to present a recital for the Linfield and surrounding communities.
For more information, call 503-883-2775 or visit linfield.edu/arts.