May 18, 2016: Clarke
University and the Iowa Music Teachers Association will present pianist Ian
Hobson in a recital on Monday, June 6, at 8:15 p.m. in Jansen Hall on the
Clarke campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are
available at the door.
Hobson will perform Etudes Op. 25 and Variations on “Swiss
Boy” by Chopin, Variations on a Theme by Corelli and 3 Preludes Op. 23 by
Rachmaninoff, and 2 Transcriptions of Kreisler’s Liebesleid and Liebesfreud by
Hobson is recognized internationally for his command of an
extraordinarily comprehensive repertoire, his consummate performances of the
Romantic masters, his deft and idiomatic readings of neglected piano music old
and new, and his assured conducting from both the piano and the podium.
One of the youngest ever graduates of the Royal Academy of
Music, Hobson began his international career in 1981 when he won first prize at
the Leeds International Piano Competition. Born in Wolverhampton, England, he
studied at Cambridge University and at Yale University, in addition to his
earlier studies at the Royal Academy of Music. A professor in the Center for
Advanced Study at the University of Illinois, Hobson received the endowed chair
of Swanlund Professor of Music in 2000. He is also a professor at the National
University of Seoul in South Korea.
guest soloist, Hobson has appeared with many of the world’s major orchestras
including the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Florida,
Houston, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and the American Symphony
Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico. Abroad, he has been heard with
Great Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic
Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
and Hallé Orchestra, ORF-Vienna, Orchester der Beethovenhalle, Moscow Chopin
Orchestra, Israeli Sinfonietta and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
For more information, contact the
Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.