Piano Recital with Cole Burger
Thursday, 23. June
Start: 7.30 pm
Ticket: € 10,-
Reservation Compulsory: +43 1 504 66 51 - 311
Location: Bösendorfer Hall - Mozarthaus Vienna
H. MARTIN Prélude and Fugue in a-Moll (2000)
S. Barber Nocturne, Op. 33 (1959)
W. BOLCOM Graceful Ghost Rag
J. ADAMS China Gates
C. TOMLINSON GRIFFES Sonata
J. S. BACH Italian Concerto, KV 971 (1735)
C. FRANCK Prelude, Chorale and Fugue (1884)
Dr. Cole Burger currently serves as Instructor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he teaches Class Piano,
Keyboard Skills, Accompanying, and Music Theory. He has previously served as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin and on the faculty of the Armstrong Community Music School of Austin Lyric Opera. Cole is also head of the piano department at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine.
An advocate for music of our time, Cole has performed numerous world and regional premières of solo and chamber works. He is the 2007 2nd prize winner of the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Performance Award, held at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Other performances include the Honors Recital of the First Annual Chinese-American International Piano Institute at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China, and solo appearances in Italy, England, Germany, France, Norway, and throughout the United States. He was also a semifinalist in the 2008 Seattle International Piano Competition.
Cole holds degrees in piano performance and economics from The University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University. Cole is grateful to the many piano teachers with whom he has studied, including his parents, Tanya Ellezian, Jane Chu-Harrington, Sylvia Wang, David Renner, and Anton Nel.
Deeply committed to social justice, Cole has previously served as the Case Planner for The Guest House of Milwaukee, an anti-homelessness agency and shelter, through his membership in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. He has also organized and performed in various benefit recitals for worthy non-profit organizations that have raised over $35,000.
Cole is an enthusiastic proponent of the Feldenkrais method, and daily seeks greater awareness, flexibility, and curiosity.