Sunday, March 4, 3 PM
Voice Room 5310
Center for the Visaul and Performing Arts Bulding
Mendocino College Ukiah Campus
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Tickets: $10 at the door
Works by Chopin, Debussey and Beethoven
A distinguished artist/professor at San Francisco State University, Corbett-Jones has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, and in collaboration with internationally renowned collegues. His concertizing in Europe includes recitals in most of the major capitals and with orchestras such as the Lausanne and Winterthur. He is also widely known as a teacher of master clases.
Additional information at http://musicdance.sfsu.edu/bios/corbett-jones_w.html
A distinguished artist/professor at San Francisco State University, has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, an in collaboration with internationally renowned colleagues. His concertizing in Europe includes recitals in most of the major capitals and with orchestras such as the Lausanne and Winterthur. He is also widely known as a teacher of masterclasses.
Mr. Corbett-Jones has performed on the BBC, Hilversum, Basel, Cologne, Brussels, Paris and Istanbul radios, and has appeared many times in festivals such as the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival and the Meiringen Festival in Switzerland. He has been soloist with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra in Florence under the direction of Kurt Masur, former conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the New York Philharmonic.
For eight years Mr. Corbett-Jones was the pianist of the famed Alma Trio, which toured extensively. In 1984 Mr. Corbett-Jones was invited to be guest professor at the Taiwan National Academy of Arts in Taipei. He made concert tours of Taiwan and the Philppines and gave a recital at the Shanghai Conservatory. He has also served on the juries of several international competitions.
In addition, Mr. Corbett-Jones has made several recordings and educational films and served as artist in residence at the University of Southern California. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and the Alfred Hertz Scholarship from the University of California, Berkeley. As an honorary fellow of Crown College at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he was on the faculty as pianist and music director of the Crown Chamber Players. In 1991 he was director of the American Liszt Society Festival held in San Francisco. During his sabbatical year in 1992, he was invited to be artist in residence at the La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore. During that year he also gave a lecture-recital and masterclasses on Mozart at the National Music Teachers Convention in Miami. In 1993 he was guest professor at the Sydney Conservatorium in Australia.
Mr. Corbett-Jones has presented several cycles of the complete works for piano of Mozart and Chopin, as well as all the sonatas of Beethoven and Schubert. His vast repertory includes almost all the standard solo and chamber music literature. He can also be heard on Cambria CD-1119 in a program of music by Roger Nixon, Maurice Ravel, Bela Bartok, Ferruccio Busoni and Franz Schubert. Other recordings on this label are: CD –1129 William Corbett-Jones plays Piano Works of Franz Schubert and CD-1139 William Corbett-Jones plays Piano Works by Nixon and Mozart.
In 1999 he taught and performed at the High School of Music in Damascus, Syria. In the last three years he has taught and performed in Western China in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region and has been guest professor at tha Xinjiang College of the Arts and Xinjiang Normal Unversity, both in Urumqi, and also at the Yining University. He has also performed and given masterclasses at the Central Conservatory in Beijing.
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