Kairoff Returns to Chamber Music Series
The Chamber Music Concerts welcome 2009 with the return of Dr. Peter Kairoff, harpsichordist, from Wake Forest University. The concert will be at 3 p.m. in the Great Room.
Kairoff will perform selections from "The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book"; "The Carman's Whistle" by W. Byrd; J. S. Bach's "French Suite No. 5, in G"; Baldassarre Galuppi's "Sonata in F-Major" and "Sonata in D-Minor," ending with G. F. Handel's "Suite in G-Minor."
Peter Kairoff has performed as pianist and harpsichordist throughout the United States, Europe and South America to great critical acclaim. Born in Los Angeles, he studied at the University of Southern California, where he received master's and doctoral degrees in performance, with highest honors. He also studied for two years in Florence, Italy, as a Fulbright Scholar and Rotary International Fellow. Performances in recent seasons have taken him to France, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, and several states in the U.S.
His CD recordings, on the Albany Records label, have been greeted enthusiastically by the public and the press. His latest recording, of the music of American composer George Chadwick, was selected as one of the top 20 classical recordings of the year by ArkivMusic.com, and has been featured as "CD of the Week" at several NPR stations across the country.
Kairoff has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and is now professor of music at Wake Forest University, where he joined the faculty in 1988. He also serves as director of the Wake Forest campus in Venice, Italy, where he and his family spend a month or more each year.
This concert is co-sponsored by the Sills Family and Marshall Berg.
Admission is by membership or $15 at the door. Call 692-6261 for additonal information.
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