FILIPINO-American pianist Dr Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro will be performing works of celebrated Argentine composer Ginastera from 12.40 to 1.20pm at the Wesley Music Centre this Wednesday, July 23.
Dr de Pedro enjoys an artistic career that has brought him to concert venues and musical institutions in Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Europe.
The winner of the Boesendorfer Stipendium and Grand Prize winner of the Fidelio Competition sponsored by the City of Vienna’s Cultural Affairs Department, he was recently given a first place award at the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition which led to a performance in Weill Recital Hall.
Though of Filipino extraction, Dr de Pedro is a California native who holds a Konzert Diplom (with auszeichnung) from the Vienna Conservatory in Austria where he spent six years as a scholar of the ASCAP/Leiber and Stoller Foundation, a Master of Music from Trinity College of Music in London, and a doctoral degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Michigan.
This year he joins the faculty at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music in 2014 as an assistant professor of piano and piano pedagogy, and co-director of the preparatory division.
In Canberra Dr de Pedro will conduct one to one piano lessons with ANU School of Music piano performance students; master classes and a lecture on Saturday, July 26 at St. Alban’s church, Lyons from 9.30 am to 1. More information on this event is available on the ACT Keyboard Association website: http://actka.org
Piano Recital by Dr Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro, at Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest, 12.40pm to 1.20pm, Wednesday, July 23. Entry $5 minimum, concession $2. No bookings required. Tickets at the door.