Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a free piano concert on Aug. 29 at 7:30 pm. Anthony Padilla, Lawrence University Associate Professor of Music, will perform classical piano works demonstrating the element of humor. It will include compositions by W. A. Mozart, F. Joseph Haydn, L. V. Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev, and Robert Schumann.
Padilla, recognized internationally as a pianist of remarkable sensitivity, refined interpretation, and dazzling technique, made his debut with the Seattle Symphony at the age of sixteen. Performance highlights include the Ravinia Festival, Chautauqua, Schleswig-Holstein, and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festivals, and solo and collaborative appearances throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, and China.
Padilla joined the Concert Artists Guild’s distinguished roster of soloists as the top prizewinner in the 2000 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. In addition, he has won highest honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Society of American Musicians, the Music Teachers National Association, the National Chopin-Koszciuszko Foundation, the Harvard Musical Association, and the Theodore Presser Foundation.
The concert will be held at Bjِrklunden’s Vail Hall. Bjِrklunden is located on Highway 57, south of Baileys Harbor, across from Anschutz Plumbing.