A New York Times critic recently declared pianist Marc Peloquin's "energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity..." Appearances have taken him from the Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City, the American Academy in Rome, Germany's Darmstadt Festival and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France, to New York City spaces including Merkin Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and Bargemusic. A refined and sensitive chamber musician, he and fellow pianist Roberto Hidalgo are the dynamic ensemble Split Second.

Marc Peloquin's debut CD, works for solo piano of Otto Leuning, is available on the CRI label. Currently, a 3-disc set of the solo piano works of David Del Tredici is in process with Naxos Records. A native of Rhode Island, Marc received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music with additional studies at Boston University, the New England Conservatory and Tangelwood. He is visiting lecturer at the New School University, a Resident Teaching Artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music and resides in New York City.

 


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Marc Premieres Many Hands by David Del Tredici at Symphony Space

David Del Tredici has a champion in pianist Marc Peloquin who premieres a major new work for solo piano - Many Hands - on September 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. Many Hands is a virtuoso exploration of the outer reaches of piano technique. The work includes every possibility of hand simultaneities--that is to say music for left hand alone, right hand alone (very rare!) , as well as the conventional two hands together (however the composer does not ask Marc to play with his nose--a "trick" attributed to the young J.S. Bach) . The program also includes Peloquin Del Tredici favorites: the pianistic terror S/M Ballade (commissioned by Peloquin) and the recent autobiographical work in four movements, Late in the Game.

Celebrating more than a decade of collaboration together the composer credits Peloquin with seducing him back to his first love--the piano. About Marc Del Tredici has said "his personal radiance, superior technique and limitless curiosity did the trick. I am forever in his debt".

A New York Times critic recently declared that Marc Peloquin's "energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity." The pianist, called an "innovative ivory tickler' by Time Out New York, has appeared in a wide range of venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Town Hall, Bargemusic, the Kennedy Center, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Gardner Museum and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has recorded for the Albany, C.R.I. and Naxos labels and is the founder and curator of the KeyedUp Music Project concert series in New York City which is celebrating its eighth season.

THE PROGRAM:
David Del Tredici: Late in the Game
David Del Tredici: S/M Ballade
David Del Tredici: Many Hands (World Premiere)

For tickets (212) 864-5400 or symphonyspace.org
Single admission $20, day of the performance $25