The McDaniel College Department of Music and the Carroll County Music Teachers Association will present acclaimed pianist Ivo Kaltchev at their annual guest artist recital on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in McDaniel Lounge. A masterclass will be offered Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 a.m. in Levine Recital Hall.
The program will include pieces by Gershwin and “Pictures at an Exhibition,” by Moussorgsky. Dr. Kaltchev will also perform piano duets by Brahms, Dvorak, and Rachmaninov with pianist Daniel Kuehler.
Prize winner of international piano competitions and a Bösendorfer Concert Artist, pianist Ivo Kaltchev has enjoyed a successful performing career as recitalist, soloist with orchestras, chamber musician, and recording artist. Dr. Kaltchev has performed in musical centers throughout the world, including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory’s Malii and Rachmaninov Halls, St. Petersburg State Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, Salle Moliere (Lyon, France), Tel Aviv Museum Recanati Auditorium, Mendelssohn Hochschule für Musik Hall (Leipzig, Germany), Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium, and the Bulgaria Great Hall.
Dr. Kaltchev holds degrees and diplomas from Yale University and Rutgers University, Sofia Academy of Music, and the Liszt Hochschule für Musik (Weimar). Dr. Kaltchev’s students are prize winners of more than 50 piano competitions and have performed with numerous orchestras.
Currently, Dr. Kaltchev is Professor of Piano and Head of the Piano Division at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is co-director and co-founder of the Washington International Piano Festival, as well as the Artistic Director of the Bulgarian Music Society Concert Series at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC. He has taught as a Visiting Piano Professor at the Beijing China Conservatory of Music and the Yale University School of Music.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm