Pianist Sandra Rivers joins Jacobs faculty for March 4 performance

RiversSandra Rivers, professor of collaborative piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, visits the Jacobs School next week for activities including a concert Monday, March 4, at 8pm in Auer Hall with members of the Jacobs faculty. She will also offer a master class in Ford-Crawford Hall on Tuesday, March 5 at 10am.

Jacobs faculty participating in the March 4 concert are Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Stephen Wyrczynski,  viola; and Peter Stumpf, cello. They will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1, Wagner and Primrose’s “Träume” from Wesendonck-Lieder (arr. for viola), Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119, and Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 by Brahms.

Rivers has concertized throughout the world, including Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Russia, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and extensively across the United States.

She has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Tanglewood, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Aspen, the Kennedy Center and on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center. She has worked with such noted conductors as Arthur Fiedler, Anshel Brushilow, Jean Morel, Isaiah Jackson, Michael Morgan and Keith Lockhart.

In addition to her solo career, Rivers has become widely known for her concert partnerships with many of the world’s leading soloists, including Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Kyung-Wha Chung, Anne Akiko Meyers, Elmar Oliveira, Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, among others. Her collaborations with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and with Sarah Chang have twice taken her onto the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno.

She is a Steinway Artist and has recorded for EMI/Angel, CBS Masterworks, RCA Victor Red Seal, Teldec, Pony Canyon, Musical Heritage and Zafiro.

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