St. John's Episcopal Church is hosting an exceptional pianist on April 10 followed by a dinner party which is open to the public. Admission is free. Details follow:
Music from the periphery of Europe
The Grand Sonata by the Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky
Selected pieces by the Spaniard Isaac Albéniz and Norwegian Edvard Grieg
Sadness and joy in multifaceted music
April 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church
105 State Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033
Dinner party to follow. Admission is free, voluntary contributions benefit youth ministry at St. John’s Episcopal.
Hartwig Eichberg, pianist and conductor, grew up in Hamburg, Germany, where he was a prize winner in the Steinway Piano Competition. He earned his Ph.D. degree with a dissertation on the piano works of Johann Sebastian Bach, which in part, was published as Tome V/10 of the New Complete Edition of J. S. Bach’s Works. He subsequently worked as conductor and coach at several German opera houses, as well as in Italy, France, Hawaii, and Brazil. He moved to Seattle, WA in 1992, and performs as a freelance musician, accompanying singers and instrumentalists in concert, in addition to teaching piano and coaching in his Seattle studio. He has served as music director at several churches in Seattle. He is the director of the Jubilee Singers, a chorus devoted to the tradition of a capella singing of the African-American spirituals.