Acclaimed Pianist, Leslie Amper, captivates international audiences with her “stupendous” performances.
A winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship Grant,
Ms. Amper has been invited to perform on Monadnock Music’s Virtuoso Piano Series, Emmanuel Music solo and chamber music celebrations of Schumann, Beethoven, and Harbison, Pittsburgh Symphony Concerts at the Point, Friday Musicale of Jacksonville, Florida, New Hampshire Music Festival and Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation Concerts, as well as in England, Italy, and Austria.
Ms. Amper toured the United States with her lecture/piano recital related the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists. She was invited by the cutting edge theater director Peter Sellars to be an onstage pianist playing Scriabin in his American National Theater production in Washington, D.C. of Chekhovʼs A Seagull.
“The highlight of the program was a most commanding and serious performance of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations…She built the series in a mighty span intensely engaged throughout.”
“Thank-you again and congratulations on a program that hit many nails on the head.”
Stephen Ackert, head of music
“A day later, I am still savoring that big Brahmsian, Amperian Sound”
Christopher Lydon, radio host and proto-podcaster
Shared Inspirations: Claude Debussy, Alice Guy Blaché , and the Impressionist Painters
The program includes piano works by Claude Debussy, Silent Films of Alice Guy Blaché with live accompaniment, and art images that feature the common creative inspirations of Asian and Spanish Cultures, Children, and Nature.
This program is a special event related to the upcoming Frick Pittsburgh Exhibition
Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia museum of Fine Arts