Donna Stoering – “Music as Communication: Piano Playing That Unites the Head, the Heart and the Hands.” New and non-members welcome without joining for their first meeting!
Donna Stoering – “Music as Communication: Piano Playing That Unites the Head, the Heart and the Hands”
Donna Stoering is internationally renowned as a television presenter/performer on programs about classical music and as artistic ambassador for both the UK, USA, and other countries, but her true passion and lifelong energy has been her piano students and as an artist-teacher, “pedagogical visionary” and frequent guest at major music conservatories around the globe, giving master-classes for teachers and students.
Donna began lessons at age 3 and played public concerts at age 5, graduated with both BA and MA degrees in music by age 19. Her teachers have included James Dick, Lili Kraus and Fernando Valenti.
She was sponsored by the Chicago Symphony to study with their longtime pianist, Mary Sauer, who urged and inspired Donna to completely change her technique and approach to playing. The musical/technical results and newfound emotive/muscular freedom from that change, compelled her to continue developing and expanding upon Ms. Sauer’s unique teaching and technique concepts while in her own positions as Artist-in-Residence, first at University of York (UK) at age 21 and then at Oxford University and other locations throughout Europe.
She has been the subject of special programs on the BBC, RAI, Hong Kong Radio & Television, PBS stations, NPR, and on national networks of Russia, Panama, Republic of Georgia, and many other countries. As a protege of the late Sir Georg Solti, Ms. Stoering has performed with major orchestras and conductors, and has given recitals in major venues and music festivals.
Her goal is to travel the USA sharing her unique approach to piano playing and pedagogy based on the anatomy of the body with as many teachers and students as possible.
2017/10/10 - 2017/10/10
Additional time info:
Coffee and networking at 9 a.m.
General Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Program Presentation at 10 a.m.