The Lost Lady Piano Concert with Donna Coleman

Wednesday, January 16
7:00 to 8:30  p.m.
The Conference Center, Musser Auditorium


World-acclaimed, American-born concert pianist and recording artist, Donna Coleman, wanders the world to trace Ragtime from Johann Sebastian Bach to the present in this concert-with-commentary presentation featuring works by Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Poulenc, Cervantes, Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Pulitzer-Prize Winner, William Bolcom . Coleman’s compact disc recording, The Lost Lady, is scheduled to be released on the OutBach® label in 2013.

Coleman’s worldwide recognition encompasses award-winning recordings, major prizes in international competitions, concert tours around the globe, and invitations from music schools on four continents for teaching and performance residencies. She is renowned for her interpretations of the music of Charles Ives with two acclaimed recordings on the Etcetera label, one of which, the "Concord" Sonata, received France’s Diapason d'Or upon release. Her interest in 19th century background for Ives’s music evolved into the Rags to Riches series of recordings (ABC Classics) for which Australia’s Soundscapes awarded its Editor's Choice to Volume I, A Syncopated Century. Havana to Harlem (Volume II) was released in July 2005. In 2010 OutBach® released Don’t Touch Me, the solo piano Danzas Cubanas by Ignacio Cervantes, on; further additions to the Rags to Riches series, including The Lost Lady and Paris Riches to Sedalia Rags are in production. Among her numerous accolades are the Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the United States Information Agency, Second Prize in the first International American Music Competition, three Rockefeller Foundation grants for touring in the United States, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award that funded her first residency in Australia in 1992. The Celestial Railroad Tours featuring her eclectic repertory encompassing Bach to Bill Evans and compositions have taken her to twenty-nine states, Canada, Europe, and Australia for concerts and master classes and workshops featuring her Dancing with the Piano philosophy of whole-person music making.