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Pianist to Give Masterclass, Recital at McPherson College

posted Apr 03, 2014 in CAMPUS EVENTS

Pianist Nicholas Reynolds will visit McPherson on April 11 and 12 to work with the piano students of McPherson College. While on campus, Reynolds will give a masterclass and present a piano recital in Brown Auditorium.

Reynolds is currently finishing his doctorate in piano performance at the University of Texas and will be on the campus to work with the current piano students in Mrs. Dorothy Janzen’s studio and will present a recital on Saturday, April 12 at 2pm in Brown. Reynolds started his musical studies at an early age in Oregon under the guidance of Shirley Brendlinger. He continued his formal studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

In 2007 he attended Die Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Germany and received a German language certificate from the Deutsch in Deutschland Institut. While in Europe, Reynolds participated at the Bösendforfer International Klavieracademie and took lessons in Vienna, Austria from Wolfgang Watzinger.

In 2010, Nicholas was also a prize winner in the Los Angeles International Bicentennial Liszt Competition and won the Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Romantic Work in the 2011 San Francisco Young Artists Competition.

Reynolds has worked with chamber musicians including the Chiara String Quartet, the Corigliano String Quartet, the Amadeus Piano Trio, violinist Pamela Frank, cellist Zuill Bailey, and violinist Peter Marsh (Lenox String Quartet). Nicholas has participated in summer music festivals since 1999 including the Brevard Music Center (NC), the Chautauqua Institute (NY), the Manchester Music Festival (VT), and the Portland Piano International Festival (OR).

The masterclass will take place on Friday, April 11 at 4pm in Hess Hall. It is free and open to the public. Reynolds’s recital will be held in Brown Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. It is also free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Josh Norris at 620-242-0529 or

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