This past weekend, UConn’s Department of Music hosted award-winning composer, Richard Danielpour. Danilepour, a faculty member of UCLA and the Curtis Institute of Music, kicked-off the weekend with a Five Things I Wish I Knew as a College Student seminar at convocation, followed by a piano masterclass on Friday night. On Saturday, composition students worked with him on their own pieces, followed by a symposium on his works. This Sunday, September 24th, Dr. Angelina Gadeliya gave a stunning recital at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts featuring the music of Danielpour, Bach, Liszt, and Beethoven. This recital also served as the premiere of Danielpour’s work, “The Four Elements”, commissioned by the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Dean’s Grant, and Doucet and Stephen Fischer for Angelina Gadeliya.
Above: Richard Danielpour and Angelina Gadeliya
Below: Richard Danielpour works with UConn composers.