Richard Cionco - piano
What: An engaging and provocative pianist, Cionco will perform Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileira No. 4," three mazurkas by Chopin and Sunny Knable's "American Variations," among others.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Music Hall, CSUS, 6000 J St., Sacramento
Tickets: $12; $10 students and seniors
Information: (916) 278-4323 www.csus.edu/music/tickets.htm
The series will continue with a recital by faculty artist Richard Cionco on Saturday, November 21 at 7:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Mr. Cionco was a Teaching Fellow and Assistant to David Dubal at The Juilliard School for four years, and he joined the piano faculty at California State University, Sacramento in 1993. He also teaches and performs at the Schlern International Music Festival in northern Italy each summer. Recently, Mr. Cionco was awarded the Outstanding University Service Award for 2007 at Sacramento State, and was featured in the University Bulletin. In June of 2008, Professor Cionco was honored in Washington, D.C. with the "2008 Teacher Recognition Award" from the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. In 2009, Mr. Cionco judged the 61st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival where 2,000 pianists performed for him in three weeks. As recitalist, he has been a guest artist of the Washington Chamber Society, and at the American Liszt Society Festival, as well as at numerous universities, including New York University, San Francisco State University, and Memphis State University. A recipient of a Solo Recitalists Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a career grant from the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts in New York City, he is also winner of many competitions.