Composer’s Voice is featuring pianist Matthew McCright at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on November 22,2019.
Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers.
“Minnesota-based pianist Matthew McCright, a member of the piano faculty at Carleton College…has proven to be an intrepid explorer of new music…” – SEQUENZA 21
A four-time winner of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative, McCright’s affinity for contemporary music and curiosity in seeking new sound worlds has led him to premiere numerous pieces. He is also an accomplished recording artist with six solo recordings.
Composer’s Voice is proud to bring Matthew McCright to champion the piano works of this diverse set of living composers. A recording of the pieces is being made to ensure proliferation of the music into the future.
Composer’s Voice has been listed by Time Out New York as “One of the premier showcases for promising composers…" The concert series has presented over a thousand of new works in New York City and has featured hundreds of musicians who champion those works.
“Composer’s Voice concerts are always contradistinct, each necessarily presenting a different set of composers, forces and styles. Where they do not differ is in that the concerts are presented with intelligence and invention. This approach towards curating a concert is truly refreshing, fulfilling expectations but also offering the unexpected… “ — David Mecionis, SoundWordSight
Composers presented in this premier performance include: Kirsten Broberg, Kyong Mee Choi, Christopher Coleman, Sean Friar, Dorothy Hindman, Mike McFerron, Ingrid Stölzel, and Robert Voisey.
Composer’s Voice Featuring Pianist Matthew McCright
November 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Tickets can be purchased at:
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American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. A native of Pennsylvania, McCright now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released six solo recordings; his most recent What is Left Behind on the Proper Canary label, as well as three albums on innova Records (Second Childhood, A Waltz through the Vapor, and Blender), the piano works of Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records, and the release on Albany Records of the piano music of Olivier Messiaen. His solo touring shows include Evening Preludes, The People’s Music,Contemplations: The Music of Olivier Messiaen, Connecting Flights, There and Back Again, and Endurance.
McCright’s festival participation includes Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), SEAMUS, Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Engelbach-Hart, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Bridge, Spark Festival of Electronic Music, SPLICE, Festival of Lakes, Rayuela, Source Song, Seward Arts, Zeitgeist Early Music, Duquesne University’s Summer Music, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers Alliance, as well as programs for the American Composers Forum across the country. McCright completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, Master of Music Degree in Piano from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from Westminster College. His past teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Lisa Moore, Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, and Richard Morris. He is represented by Proper Canary Artist Services.