By Brett Lee
Pianist Jeffrey Shumway of Brigham Young University’s School of Music will be performing Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free.
He will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata quasi una fantasia in E-flat Major, op. 27 no. 1, Maurice Ravel’s “Valses nobles et sentimentales” and Twenty-four Preludes, op. 28 by Frederic Chopin.
Shumway has been a professor of keyboard studies at BYU since 1985. He began his studies at BYU and received his bachelor’s degree in 1976. He continued his studies at Juilliard and Indiana University.
He is a member of the acclaimed American Piano Quartet and the American Piano Duo and has performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, the Far East and Canada. He is the recipient of the Gina Bachauer Medal of Artistic Distinction and took second place in the 1977 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.