The Louisiana Piano Series International will present pianist Joseph Kingma on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Tickets are $15. Northwestern State University, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. A livestream will be available at capa.nsula.edu/livestream. Northwestern State Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. John Price and Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Francis Yang are co-directors of the of the Louisiana Piano Series International.
The program will include works by Haydn, Schubert and Rachmaninoff.
Kingma enjoys an active and prolific career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. In his New York solo debut at the Yamaha Artist Salon, the New York Concert Review wrote that he: “coaxed the listener into the music’s poetry from the very first notes…though his technique emerged through the program as one which is capable of anything, it was always used in the service of the music itself.” He won first prize in the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, and has won awards several other international contests.
As a recitalist, he has performed on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, the Yamaha Artist Services Performance Series in New York City, the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series in Toledo, the Music Institute of Chicago, the Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando, the Good Shepherd International Concert Series in Minneapolis, L’Oasis Musicale in Montreal, and many others. Several of his performances have been featured on Chicago’s classical music radio station, 98.7 WFMT. A frequent concerto soloist, he has been engaged with the Rapides Symphony, Monroe Symphony, Manassas Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, Spring Hill Orchestra and Brazos Chamber Orchestra. He has earned repeat performances with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival and the Sonus International Music Festival, including an invitation to adjudicate the latter’s Carlos Guastavino International Composition Competition.