Renowned pianist Julian Martin to visit UO

Julian Martin
Julian Martin

World-renowned pianist Julian Martin will visit the UO School of Music and Dance to teach a master class from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 4 in Beall Concert Hall.

The public is invited to observe Martin working with piano students on a movement from Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major, Op. 28; Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847; Schumann’s Abegg Variations, Op. 1; and one work from Albéniz’s Iberia, Book 2.

The class is part of the Nellie Tholen Fund Piano Master Class series. There is no charge to observe the class.

A native of Alabama, Julian Martin first came to international attention as winner of the Montevideo International Competition. He also received major prizes in the Casadeus/Ravel (now Cleveland International), Kapell, and Bachauer competitions. In 1982, he was awarded the Collaborative Prize at The Tchaikovsky International Competition.

Martin has since served as a juror for several international competitions, including Jaen (Spain), Montreal, Iowa International, American Pianists’ Foundation (Indianapolis), Virginia Waring (Palm Springs), Young Arts (Milwaukee) and Virtuosi 2000 in St. Petersburg, as well as national competitions in Colombia, Canada, and Korea.

Martin is the founder of Spain’s Gijón International Piano Festival, where he served as Artistic Director for 12 years. In 2011, he established the Valencia International Piano Academy and he has taught extensively throughout the world.

Martin has recorded with violinist Berl Senofsky on the Cembal d’Amour label and with flutist Robert Willoughby on the “Gaspar” and “Historic Recordings” series of the National Flute Society.

- from UO School of Music and Dance