Guest Artist: Artina McCain, piano | WisCommunity

Described as a pianist with "power and finesse" (Dallas Arts Society), "beautiful and fiery" (KMFA Austin) and having a "sense of color, balance and texture" (Austin Chamber Music Center) Artina McCain, has a built a three-fold career as a performer, educator and speaker. As a recitalist, her credits include performances at Wigmore Hall in London, Seattle Opera, Merkin Hall in New York City and more. Other highlights include guest appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Oregon East Symphony. Dedicated to promoting the works of Black and other underrepresented composers, McCain curates Underrepresented Composers Concerts for multiple arts organizations. She is an American Prize winner for her solo piano recordings of these works and won a Gold Global Music Award for her recent album project Heritage. In 2021, Hal Leonard published her transcriptions of Twenty-Four Traditional African American Folk Songs. In 2022, she was the mistress of ceremony for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. McCain was a featured inspirational leader in the award-winning PBS documentary series Roadtrip Nation: Degree of Impact in an episode exploring the real-world impact of professionals with doctoral degrees in and outside of academia. This event is free and open to the public.

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Oct 8 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
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