Agustin Muriago, piano

August 25, 2021

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Robbie Ellis, host

Program:

José Resta (1880-1962) – Tres Danzas (1946) (6’)

I. Aire de Tango

II. Vidalita

III. Bailecito

Lía Cimaglia (1906-1998) – Recuerdos de mi tierra (1939) (10’)

I. Evocación Criolla

II. Danza

III. Milonga

IV. Zapateado

Lilián Saba (b. 1961) – Two Pieces (2008) (7’)

I. Para Empezar a Volar

II. Tres Marías 

Adolfo Cipriota (1879-1944) – Bocetos del Litoral (1942) (8’)

I. En la llanura

II. Idilio campero

III. Ladera resbaladiza

Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960) – Levante (2004) (5’)

Pianist Agustin Muriago has performed throughout the United States, Spain, China, Brazil, and his native Argentina, in venues such as Steinway Hall and Yamaha Artist Services in New York City, the Teatro Ópera in Buenos Aires, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. His repertoire ranges from standard piano works to contemporary music premieres, with an emphasis on Spanish and Argentine music. He has recorded for the Acte Préalable label and for NPR affiliates. 

Muriago has offered master classes and adjudicated numerous competitions in the United States and abroad, among them the MTNA Young Artist Competition, the KMTA Honors Auditions, and the New York State School Music Association’s piano festival. Recent teaching engagements include a master class at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and a week-long residency at the Universidad de Chile. He is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and has been inducted into the American music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.

In Argentina, Muriago has earned degrees in piano performance, piano pedagogy, and composition. As a prizewinner of the 2008 “Teachers del Norte-Pianists del Sur” auditions under the direction of Mirian Conti, he continued his studies in the United States, earning degrees in piano performance from The Hartt School (DMA), New York University (MM), and Rowan University (BM summa cum laude). 

His major teachers include José Ramón Méndez, Luiz de Moura Castro, David Westfall, Veda Zuponcic, Aldo Antognazzi, and Marcela Fiorillo, having also received advice from Lilya Zilberstein, Frederic Chiu, Julian Martin, Solomon Mikowsky, Douglas Humpherys, and Seymour Bernstein. 

He has recently joined the faculty at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University as Assistant Professor of Keyboard Skills. Prior to this appointment, Muriago served on the faculty at Kansas State University, where he coordinated the keyboard skills and piano pedagogy programs. He has also offered group and private lessons at The Hartt School Community Division and at New York University.

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and the Union League Club of Chicago.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and 98.7 WFMT

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Wednesday September 1, 12:15pm

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