December 29, 2020
7:30 PM
Nathan Ryland, piano

Pianist Nathan Ryland, a native of Richardson, TX, has been a winner in competitions coast to coast, from the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition to the Brevard Music Center Piano Competition in North Carolina.  Some of his other accomplishments include being selected as the first place winner of the Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition, earning a performance with orchestra, and participating as a finalist in the first Texas State International Piano Competition.   During his time at the University of North Texas, he was selected as the piano winner of the UNT Concerto Competition, performing with the UNT Symphony Orchestra.  He was also selected as a winner of the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition in the summer of 2014, playing his debut with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.  Nathan has participated in summer study with Elisabeth Pridonoff and Norman Krieger at the Brevard Music Center Institute, consecutively winning second and first prizes in the BMC Piano Competition, in addition to spending a summer at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.  He has participated in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists such as Boris Slutsky, Anton Nel, and Haochen Zhang.  Nathan also performs for the Cliburn in the Classroom educational programs, helping to introduce young children to classical piano repertoire.  He is currently completing a Graduate Artist Certificate at the University of North Texas, where he studies with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul.

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Emma Lou Diemer (1927-)

      Toccata (1979)


Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

      Sonata in A minor, K. 109

      Sonata in A Major, K. 222


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

      Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51 (1795)

            I. Andante

            II. Presto


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

      Gaspard de la nuit (1908)

            III. Scarbo


Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

      Prelude for the Left Hand, Op. 9, No. 1 (1894)


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

      Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139 (1851)

            IV. Mazeppa


Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

      Sonata No. 1 (1938)

            I. Allegro