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South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities - Renowned fortepianist George Lucktenberg to visit
South Carolina Governor's School for Arts & Humanities
Renowned fortepianist George Lucktenberg
to visit Governor's School
April 2, 2010
For Immediate Release
Lucktenberg to perform with granddaughter, a current music student
GREENVILLE, SC - Dr. George Lucktenberg, distinguished fortepianist and keyboard aficionado, will share his experience with music students and perform with his granddaughter, a senior violinist at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, during an upcoming two-day visit to the school.
will hold a guest artist workshop on Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 am in Smith Recital Hall.
On Sunday, April 11 at 3 pm, he
will perform a fortepiano recital on one of the instruments from his
collection of historic keyboards, also in Smith Recital Hall.
Both events are free and open to the public.
visit is part of the 2010 Surdna Guest Artist Series, sponsored by a grant from the Surdna Foundation
recital will include works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Dussek, composers who would have had the fortepiano in mind for their keyboard compositions.
Dr. Lucktenberg taught at Converse College for 30 years and founded the South Carolina Music Teachers Association.
has earned praise nationally for his
performances, with The New York Times noting that "Mr.
performed throughout with gusto, combining emotional involvement with a strong sense of rhetorical direction."
Dr. Lucktenberg is currently a music faculty member at Georgia Southern University in Atlanta and is artist-in-residence at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga.
developed programs for historical keyboard studies at every level, including a unique harpsichord training program for high school students at the famed Interlochen Arts Camp
also taught piano and piano literature there for 50 summers.
Dr. Lucktenberg was a founding president of the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society.
directed the International Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Awards from their 1980 inception until 2001, supervising their quadrennial Conclave-Festivals.
As a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Dr. Lucktenberg's
studies in Western Europe led to a book, Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums, co-authored by Edward Kottick and published by Indiana University Press