THE CREATIVE COLLABORATORIUM PRESENTS
Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg
Dr. Keith Sawyer
Mirror Images: Creative Collaboration in Duo Pianism
Thursday 28 June, 1:00 - 2:30pm
UQ School of Music
Zelman Cowen Building (51)
St Lucia Campus (Map)
In this lecture-recital duo pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg discuss and demonstrate the particularly binary and complementary nature of collaboration in two-piano performance.
A sense of unity tempered by diversity, intense equality, and a focused form of improvisation characterizes not only the nature of performance in this genre, but is also composed into the very fabric of most two-piano music. The event will include live illustrations of creative collaboration through performances of the music of Kurtag, Lutoslawski, Schumann, Boulez, and John Adams' "Hallelujah Junction". The performances will feature two 9-foot Steinway Grand Pianos, showcasing UQ's superb new instrument recently delivered from Hamburg..
Dr. Keith Sawyer, a professor of psychology and education at Washington University in St. Louis, is an expert on creativity and innovation. He is best known for his studies of jazz and improvisational theatre groups. His twelve books include Group Genius and Explaining Creativity, and he has published over 80 articles.
The piano duo of Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg are renown for their unique repertoire spanning classic two-piano literature, modern masterpieces and new work through commissions. Liam and Anna met while studying piano at Yale University with Boris Berman. As soloists they have each been awarded numerous prizes, and performed concerts in the U.S., Australia, Israel, England, Italy, Germany, and Belgium. Both Anna and Liam hold doctorates in piano performance, from Stony Brook and Yale Universities respectively. They have served on the music faculties of Yale, Chapman University, and the California Institute of the Arts. Liam and Anna are Piano Performance fellows, teachers and researchers at the University of Queensland.
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