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Allen Reiser, classical piano

22 Jul Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Allen Reiser, classical piano

Allen Reiser photoAllen Reiser has performed with various orchestras in England and Canada, and recital engagements have taken him to nearly every major center in Western Canada. He is a pianist of diverse musical interests, with a particular interest in Canadian piano music and the music of Franz Liszt.

Allen Reiser’s first released CD, “A Canadian Piano Album”, was nominated for a 2001 Prairie Music Award in the category of Outstanding Classical Recording. A second CD, “Sonatinas and Little Sonatas”, was released in June of 2009.

Allen Reiser is active throughout Western Canada as a performer, adjudicator and master class clinician. He has presented workshops and recitals for local, provincial and national Registered Music Teachers’ Associations.

He is a Gold Medalist of the Toronto Conservatory of Music and has been honored by Calgary’s Mount Royal University with a Distinguished Faculty/Teaching Award. His two major teaching positions have been at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and at Calgary’s Mount Royal College, He has been guest piano instructor at summer schools in Cranbrook, Camrose and Victoria.

Allen Reiser’s former instructors include Peter Katin (England) and Dr. Robin Wood (Canada).

Allen currently operates a private piano studio in Calgary as a branch instructor of The Conservatory, Mount Royal University.

Allen’s concerts are always well developed and interestingly themed – and this performance is titled Five Gentle Geniuses and the Birth of Romanticism. 

“The Romantic movement in music came about as a result of the forward musical explorations of a multitude of pre-Romantic composers, who pushed the boundaries of the music of their time. Some of these composers are well known today, some are not, but each of them had something unique to offer, which became firmly embedded in the full blown Romantic Movement. This is a concert of music by five of them – Weber, Field, Mendelssohn, Schubert and a teenaged Chopin.”
Speaking of Romanticism…here’s a picture of the performer as a beguiling young man!
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