Saturday, May 18, 2024

Westminster Performing Arts Center

1274 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

2:00 pm – Masterclass 

Come see a master teacher at work! Dr. Cremaschi will work with a variety of aspiring pianists in a free masterclass. Members of the community are invited to come witness Cremaschi’s teaching as he skillfully coaches young pianists and helps them further develop their talents. 

7:00 pm – Recital

Join us in celebrating the rich and vibrant history of Latin American piano music! Alejandro Cremaschi will take center stage and perform a variety of stunning pieces, showcasing the music of Latin American composers. Through captivating performances and brief program notes delivered from the stage, Cremaschi will take us on a thrilling journey through Latin American piano repertoire.

Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi

Alejandro Cremaschi is in demand as a specialist on Latin American piano music. He is the editor and recording artist for the new edition of Alberto Ginastera’s Doce Preludios Americanos, published by Carl Fischer Publishing in 2016. Between 1996 and 2002, he was a member of the Argentine Foundation “Ostinato,” founded and directed by his former teacher Dora De Marinis. As a member of this foundation, and in collaboration with other members, he recorded Argentine music for the labels IRCO, Ostinato and Marco Polo, and participated in concert tours in the US and Europe. Since 2004, he actively collaborated with the Argentine composer and CU professor emeritus Luis Jorge Gonzalez until his death in 2016. His recordings of solo and chamber music by Gonzalez have been released in the CDs Las Puertas del Tiempo (2009), Fervor (2012) and Tango:Body and Soul (2015) by the British label Meridian Records. Las Puertas del Tiempo was praised by Fanfare Magazine as “exemplary.”

Cremaschi teaches piano pedagogy, applied piano, and class piano, and coordinates the class piano area and the Youth Piano Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his MM and DMA degrees from the University of Minnesota and earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

Piano Perspectives from Latin America is a free event thanks to the support of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and WESTAF TourWest.