Release Date: September 22, 2005
Pianist Oscar Macchioni to Perform at ASU Oct. 6
Pianist Oscar Macchioni, a scholar and performer of Latin music, will let his fingers do the dancing during a free public performance of tango music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Recital Hall of Angelo State University's Carr Education-Fine Arts Building.
Macchioni's ASU performance will feature songs from composers Villa-Lobos, Castro, Bolcom, Barber, Ponce, Piazzolla and Ginastera.
A native Argentian and an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, Macchioni is an accomplished and well-traveled performer. He has studied at the National University of Tucuman in Argentina, in Krakow, Poland, at Louisiana State University and at the University of Arizona. He has played across the Americas and in Europe, including performances in New York, Argentina, Poland and Mexico.
Macchioni is a passionate performer of Latin music, but his repertoire includes diverse musical styles and composers. His recent performances have included works by Soler, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Chopin, Szymanowski, Barber, Bolcom, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Ginastera, Guastavino and Castro. His thesis and research on the tango in art music is a novelty in the subject.
Macchioni has won competitions in Argentina and the United States, including the Green Valley Piano Competition in Arizona and the Promociones Musicales de Buenos Aires, and a composition award at Tucaman National University. He also has presented research papers and lecture-recitals at national and international conferences including the College Music Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Piano Forum, the International Council for Traditional Music and the International Vernacular Conference.
For more information, call music professor Shannon Loehrke at 942-2085, Ext. 223.