Piano Workshop with Dr. Arthur Greene

Dr. Arthur Greene:
Achieving Goals of Personality and Vitality for Every Student

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Location: Graves Piano & Organ Company Recital Hall
Free Admission

Piano playing is at a very high level these days, both technically and musically. However, it has become standardized, so much so that there is very little difference between performances of the same piece. Ultimately, piano music loses its appeal except to other pianists, and recital audiences are hard to come by. One reason for this is that students are often only interested in what they are supposed to do, rather than what the possibilities are. This workshop will address ways in which we can help students find excitement in personal creation, rather than imitation.

Born in New York, Arthur Greene studied at Juilliard with Martin Canin. Greene was a Gold Medal winner in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, and a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He performed the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston and recorded the Complete Etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. He has performed the 10 Sonata Cycle of Alexander Scriabin in many important international venues, including multi-media presentations with Symbolist artworks. He has made many recordings together with his wife, the violinist Solomia Soroka, for Naxos and Toccata Classics, including the Violin-Piano Sonatas of William Bolcom. His current projects include recordings of the Scriabin sonatas, and of previously unrecorded works of the Ukrainian national composer Mykola Lysenko, and performances of the last three Beethoven sonatas in the spring of 2014.

Greene has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, and many others. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He toured Japan and Korea many times. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency.

Greene has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance since 1990. He has won the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching. His current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and his former students hold important teaching posts throughout the United States.


Fan Zhang
CEOMTA Piano Workshop Chair



Updated October 10, 2018.