Student Recital: Asher Severini, piano

Event Date: 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Music Room 1145 (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
ahill@music.ucsb.edu
 
Asher Severini, piano.
 
Pianist Asher Severini will present a doctoral recital on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 3 p.m. in Music Room 1145. The program will feature works by W.A. Mozart, Manuel De Falla, Gaetano Donizetti, Charles Gounod, E.W. Korngold, Jules Massenet, George Gershwin, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Mr. Severini will be joined by violinist Youjin Jung, baritones Tyler Reece and Byron Mayes, and cellist Larissa Fedoryka. Admission is free.
 
About Asher Severini
 
Called a “…performer of relentless intensity...” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Asher Severini has given performances in the U.S. and in Europe at venues such as Jordan Hall in Boston and the Atlantic Music Festival. He began his formal music training at the age of 8 and studied piano and theory at New England Conservatory as an undergraduate, during which time he participated in NEC’s Elliott Carter Centennial Celebration performing Carter's Piano Sonata on a program with the Chiara String Quartet. During his master's at Westminster Choir College, Asher won 1st place in the Princeton Festival 2014 Piano Competition, Open Category and the Richard Tang Yuk Award for Most Outstanding Performer. That same year Asher attended MusicFest Perugia on invitation of pianist Steven Spooner. He has played in masterclasses with Joseph Kalichstein, Natalya Antonova, Marina Lomazov, Steven Spooner, Igor Levit, and Anne Epperson among others.
 
Asher’s past solo piano teachers have included James Goldsworthy, Maria Clodes Jaguaribe, Wha Kyung Byun, Russell Sherman, Gabriel Chodos and Ingrid Clarfield, J.Y. Song. His past chamber music teachers have included Mai Motobuchi, Jonathan Bass, Gabriel Chodos, and Martin Beaver. Asher currently is pursuing his doctorate at UCSB and studies collaborative piano with Robert Koenig and solo piano with Paul Berkowitz. At UCSB, Asher is a recipient of the Regents Fellowship Award. This summer he will be working and performing as a staff accompanist at the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer music camp.