As part of the Festival of the Arts, Marcelo Lian will be hosting a piano recital on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00pm at Big Rapids First United Methodist Church. Argentinean-born pianist Dr. Marcelo Lian has been Prize Winner in several piano competitions, as well as recipient of scholarships in his native country and the U.S. Dr. Lian’s recital program will include works by Haydn, Chopin, Donato, Gardel and Salgan, and will conclude with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Marcelo’s appearances in solo recitals include presentations at the Teatro Colon during the Martha Argerich Festival in 2002, a recital in California playing on Vladimir Horowitz’ legendary piano, and a Carnegie Weill Hall debut in 1998, thanks to the support and encouragement of his mentor Dr. Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi. In 2013, Marcelo earned his Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the guidance of Dr. Paul Barnes. Dr. Lian is Artist-in-Residence at Linfield College, and Visiting Artists at Kansas State University, McPherson College, Nyack College, New England Conservatory, Southwest Baptist University, and Wayland Baptist University. During the summers, Marcelo is on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in West Michigan. Invited by the National University of Litoral, Dr. Lian recently performed and taught masterclasses in Argentina in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Cordoba, appearing in both solo and chamber music recitals, and collaborating with violinist Mason Hangen. This is his second appearance at the Big Rapids Festival of the Arts, after collaborating with Dr. Courtney Gilson-Piercey in 2015.
For more information, please visit the Festival of the Arts webpage.