Steinway Piano Gallery of Spokane will host a piano concert featuring
The Palouse Piano Quartet
comprised of the Mauchley Duo and 88SQUARED
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at a special time 3:00 p.m.
13418 East Nora Avenue
MAUCHLEY DUO Jay and Sandy Mauchley
Renowned as a brilliant duo-piano team, the Mauchley Duo has dazzled audiences of all ages in numerous recitals and concerto appearances throughout the United States. They enthrall music lovers with their musical interpretations of repertoire that spans three centuries. Listeners find their programs electrifying, enthralling and passionate, as the Mauchleys display facile technique, stylistic interpretations, and outstanding virtuosity. Critics have noted their playing as…”piano at its best. The skill with which they performed was as exciting to see as it was to hear….It seemed as if it were indeed one musician with four hands.”
Jay and Sandy Mauchley, professors emeriti at the University of Idaho, have collaborated together as a duo-piano team for over 35 years, and have played hundreds of recitals and concertos throughout the United States. They have appeared on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, and have been presenters and featured as guest artists on national, district and state MTNA conventions, American Liszt Society Festivals, at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and at the Lincoln Center in New York City. As collaborative artists they have performed in Canada and Europe, and each summer they perform and coach at the Red Lodge Music Festival and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Popular clinicians, adjudicators and master teachers, the Mauchley’s have both been awarded “Master Teacher” Certificates by Music Teachers National Association, as well as “Alumni Awards for Faculty Excellence” from the University of Idaho.
Jay and Sandy are on the International Roster of Steinway Artists.
88SQUARED Jeffrey and Karen Savage
88SQUARED received first prize at the Ellis Piano Duo Competition, the Abild Prize for American Music, and the Artists International Competition Special Presentation Award. The duo has received critical praise from Singapore’s The Straits Times, American Record Guide, and Fanfare magazine and their performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the US. The duo won second prize and a Special Mention Award at Concours Grieg International Competition in Norway, where they performed with members of the Oslo Philharmonic. Married pianists Jeffrey and Karen both completed masters and doctoral degrees at The Juilliard School.
88SQUARED recently gave the international premieres of Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata for Two Pianos (2011) in Singapore, New York City, Washington, and Canada, and was invited by the composer to record his complete two-piano works on Albany Records. They have been featured at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), Ho Chi Minh Conservatory (Vietnam), MusiQuest National Piano Festival (India), Victoria Conservatory of Music (Canada), Chamber Music America Showcase (California), National Federation of Music Clubs National and State Conferences in Orlando, DC, Florida and Iowa, University of British Columbia Recital Series (Vancouver), and Music Teachers National Association state and national conferences (New York City and Chicago). Karen and Jeff both serve on the piano faculty at Washington State University. Their students have won state and regional competitions, and have been awarded competitive scholarships and teaching assistantships at major graduate programs. Jeffrey and Karen live in Pullman with their young son.
The Palouse Piano Quartet, comprised of the Mauchley Duo and 88SQUARED, previously performed together at the Washington State Music Teachers Association State Conference and each duo has performed at Steinway Piano Gallery.
It will be a lovely and fun program of all 8-hand works by Mozart, Brahms, Chabrier, Dahl, Saint-Saens, and Moskowski.
Come join us Saturday February 17 at 3:00 p.m. at this exciting combination of
FOUR amazing performers, EIGHT talented hands in ONE TERRIFIC Concert!
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Lynn Yew Evers’ musical talent playfully surfaced on a toy piano at the age of 4. Lynn was born and raised in a vast historical city in Malaysia called Ipoh. While growing up amidst the beauty of a tropical oasis, Lynn developed a deep connection to nature, which also nurtured her inspiration and intention behind her music. She began performing at age 6 and composing and improvising by age 9. Lynn had undeniably found her calling early in life, and began her musical career as early as 15 years old as a piano coach for children. Inspired by classical greats such as Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, she earned a degree from the Trinity College of Music in London. She returned to Malaysia determined to further explore and develop her lifelong passion for music and immediately began to shine as a performer, arranger and composer in her native land.
Since 1985 she has organized and performed in multitude of concerts in Malaysia and the U.S. as a piano soloist and accompanist for renowned choirs and ensembles. Her countless high level appearances lead to a well-deserved invitation to the Malaysian Palace to play for the King and Queen of Malaysia, as well as the Prime Minister and other Malaysian dignitaries. Her passion and determination lead her to relocate to the United States in 2009 to further pursue her well-accomplished career as a professional musician.
Lynn collaborated with Grammy Award winning guitarist Will Ackerman at his legendary Imaginary Roads Studio in Vermont. Her second solo piano album “Dawn of Peace,” is a captivating production which truly captures the excellent ability of Ackerman and his team to effortlessly synthesize with the vision of the artist. “Dawn of Peace” brings to light the fluidity of Lynn’s music while expressing her intuitive sense of translating the peaceful melodies expressed in nature. The close of 2015 brought Evers to the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York where she performed select pieces from her award winning album “Dawn of Peace”. In 2016 she performed again at Carnegie Hall with her new album music “Elysian” which has won many awards so far. With “Elysian” being nominated as the best piano and instrumental album, Evers was invited to perform in Grand Ole Opry House.
With her gift of perfect pitch and an intuitive understanding of music, Lynn translates her every day environment into amazing solo piano compositions that evoke a range of emotions and imaginations which allows the audience to experience her music as well as hear it. “Lynn Yew Evers has the heart of a romantic and the hands of an artist. The combination is very powerful. Her music is like a walk through the most beautiful garden you’ve ever imagined; her compositions imbued with profound emotion and grace.” – William Ackerman, Producer Grammy Award winning guitarist.
Lucas Kirby is a New Age, solo pianist and composer hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah and resides in Spokane, Washington. By the age of nine he demonstrated an unyielding passion for piano music. After releasing his debut album “Tears of Glory”, at age 20, his music has been featured in documentaries, films and numerous musical projects around the globe; including the score for College Debts, the last film featuring the late Academy Award winning actress, Celeste Holmes. His latest album, “Onward”, consists of music from as early as 13 years old.
“Every once in a while, a new artist comes along that you know is something really special. Lucas Kirby gives me that feeling in much the same way the late Dax Johnson did fifteen or so years ago. Ironically, both are/were from Spokane, Washington and both create(d) piano music that packs raw emotion into every note. What a powerhouse of an album and what a promising young artist we have here! Very highly recommended!” – Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com
Kirby is currently recording his third album, “When You Dream”. Included in this album is “Odyssey”, which placed in the top 20 for unreleased worldwide piano compositions for the Blue Spiral Records, Minimal Piano Series competition. The album will be released by spring, 2018.
Surrounding himself by what he loves most as well as individuals who share his same passion, has given him the opportunity to indulge in his life dream.
Kirby portrays the human spirits strength in picking oneself up and moving forward. He emanates well, the roller coaster of emotion that life often brings us. Put simply, Kirby’s music is a celebration and portrait of the human condition.
“Minimalist, intimate, sometimes passionate and sometimes subtle, Kirby invites us to impressionistic music full of clarity, color and light. Not in vain, immersed in his work is equivalent to walking through the water gardens of Claude Monet …” – Auxie Gonzalas, The Waves On Air.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12
1:00pm or 7:00pm
Five Pianos and 20-plus Pianists Take to the Stage
The Keyboard Division from the University of Montana School of Music will present the annual Pianissimo! concert at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Spokane. This high-energy show boasts five pianos and more 20 pianists.
“Each year I try to make the program bigger and better than the year before,” says University of Montana piano Faculty Member and Pianissimo! organizer Christopher Hahn. “For those who have attended previous events, you’ll know that’s quite a feat!”
The performers are some of Missoula’s most well-known and distinguished pianists including UM faculty members Hahn and Steven Hesla as well as Barbara Blegen, community members Dorothy Beck-Peterson, Scott Koljonen and Paul Nonnenmacher, as well as many current students in the piano program at UM.
Pianissimo! is a benefit concert for the UM Keyboard Society who won a national recognition award this past year for their activities and programs. Funds raised will help piano students attend conferences, fund performance travel, sponsor events and bring in guest artists for the Celebrate Piano series. Proceeds will also help with maintenance and care for the pianos at the University of Montana to provide instruments that will continue to attract the best students to the University’s music program.
Solo piano concert featuring pianist, Roger McVey
7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017,
Steinway Piano Gallery
This event is FREE to the community but tickets are required. (Get tickets here.)
American pianist Roger McVey has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and New Zealand. He is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, of the University of Idaho. He holds degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, and East Carolina University. Additionally, he has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute.
Dr. McVey was a top prizewinner in the International Beethoven Competition (U.S.A.), and was a Semi-Finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Poland, where critics praised his “passionate artistry and electrifying virtuosity.” His latest CD recording, from 2016, is entitled Ten Fingers and features music by Mozart, Chopin, Gareth Farr, Joaquin Rodrigo, and others. In addition to his solo performances, Dr. McVey was a founding member of the Trio St. Croix, and regularly collaborates as a chamber musician.
An active clinician, Roger frequently gives master-classes and presentations at universities, music schools, and for music teacher associations. He is an adjudicator for the Washington State Music Teachers Association, and is a board member of the Idaho Music Teachers Association. He has presented at the College Music Society national conference, as well as for the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and other groups. An avid fan of rock music, jazz, and hip-hop, Roger’s non-musical interests include cooking, playing chess, reading, surfing, and skiing. For more information, please visit his website at rogermcvey.com.
For information, call Steinway Piano Gallery @ (509-327-4266) or send email to email@example.com
Congratulations! You did it! Your child graduated and it’s time to celebrate. You’ve worked hard, sat at innumerable sporting events, awards ceremonies and other activities for your child. Now your future holds quiet evenings, weekends with time to relax and, just maybe, a schedule with you playing the piano for your pleasure.
Think about all the dreams and passions that you wanted to pursue in your younger days. Now is the perfect time to pursue the passions that you want now that your child has graduated.
Graduation is the right time to fulfill a long sought desire to take some piano lessons. Piano is very easy to learn regardless of your background. The thought of playing your favorite song on the piano is quite an exciting idea for many people.
Music is important in all aspects of life and can have a positive impact on your psychological health: music relaxes, touches, motivates and energizes people even when they are entering a new phase in life.
A vast amount of research has been conducted on the potential therapeutic benefits provided by music. Playing music can be soothing and stimulating to your primary senses (touch, sight) and keeps you calm and composed. A breakthrough study conducted on empty-nesters in America has proven that group piano lessons have helped adjusting adults to relieve their anxiety, depression and loneliness levels. These three factors play a crucial role in your overall health and piano can stimulate the immune system and improve players’ overall health. (article link)
Piano playing is a kind of ultrasound therapy that sends sound vibrations into your body improving circulation and relaxing muscles. Piano playing gets the energy flowing and gives the same results that you would get from yoga, meditation, acupuncture and shiatsu.
Tickling the ivories relaxes you both mentally and physically. It causes your brain to release beta endorphins and dopamine, which in turn, gives you a sense of mental well-being. Thus, by playing the piano regularly, you can improve your psychological health considerably.
Have you ever wondered if your kids will come home to visit? Placing a new grand piano in your home is a great incentive.
Did you know that pianos age and their sound becomes brittle and uninviting? There is nothing more relaxing than the sonorous tones of a beautiful new grand piano. Put those method books away from your child’s piano lessons, let us remove your old piano at no cost to you and you come in to Steinway Piano Showroom to select your new reward – your very own grand piano.
You are not ready to retire but your current piano may need to be retired. Let us make your grand piano selection process easy and fun.
Interest free payments or instant rebates going on now with our Graduation Event!
Call to make an appointment today….509-327-4266
Call 509-327-4266 for an appointment!
By appointment only!
Pianos in all styles and budgets!
The Musicfest Northwest has had the benefit of using new pianos for practices and performances thru an ongoing arrangement with Steinway Piano Gallery. These slightly used pianos and others are now available for purchase. Now is the time to buy a piano, receive special pricing and support the festival.
Grand pianos • Vertical pianos • Digital pianos • Hybrid pianos • Player pianos & more!
Don’t miss this opportunity to get the piano you’ve always dreamed about.
for a Thursday appointment today!
Due to weather and the safety of the performers,
The University of Montana has regretfully cancelled both of today’s concerts (1:00 & 7:00)
Because it is such short notice…Please pass this on to anyone you know that may have been planning to attend. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Steinway Piano Gallery