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Faculty Artist Series: Miko Kominami, Piano

  • Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Location: Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Performing two sets of music spanning a century, Miko Kominami, Luther College instructor of music, will perform a piano recital at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19th, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Kominami will perform two sets of short pieces, one serious, the other lighthearted. She will begin the program with Brahms' Klavierstucke, Op. 118. Written in 1893, the collection of six pieces is the composer's penultimate work for piano. She will conclude the program with "Peccadilloes" by American composer Paul Schoenfield. Written in 1997, this six-movement work contrasts the more serious Brahms pieces with a whimsical, virtuosic style.

Kominami holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, and is currently principal keyboardist with Orchestra Iowa. She has performed across North America with Orchestra Iowa, Danbury Symphony, Kishwaukee Symphony, Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra and the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

Kominami performed her New York solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 1996. She has been awarded a Canada Council Arts Grant and first prize at the 1996 Concerto Soloists' Competition in Philadelphia. Kominami has performed live on classical radio's WFMT Chicago, as well as Maine and Iowa public radio stations. In 2005, she toured Scandinavia as a founding member of the Murasaki Duo, a cello/piano ensemble. The duo has released a recording on the Centaur Records label featuring the works of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Questions? Contact Miko Kominami, 563-387-1387