Loren Fishman brings his colorful technique and musical sensitivity to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts’ Hempy Keyboard Series on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Ave., Saugatuck.
During his concert Fishman will perform music of great composers from the United States, including George Gershwin and Louis M. Gottschalk. Fishman combines the worlds of classical music, ragtime, and jazz to create an innovative, distinctly American musical language, bringing the colorful tapestry of American piano music to life.
Beginning piano lessons at the age of nine with Capital University Professor John Carter, Fishman later studied with Richard Lopez and Nina Polonsky. He received his Bachelor’s degree with honors in 2006 from Northern Kentucky, where he received a full scholarship and studied with Ukrainian pianist and master teacher Sergei Polusmiak. While there, he was the recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship for Academic Excellence. He received his Master’s degree in music in 2009, and a doctorate in 2011 from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with the distinguished pianist Lydia Artymiw.
Fishman has won top awards in various competitions, including the Graves Regional Young Artist Competition, the KMTA/Bluegrass Young Artist Competition, the NFAA National Arts Recognition Talent Search, the Paducah Symphony Concerto Competition, the MTNA Kentucky State Piano Competition, the Columbus Symphony Concerto Competition, and the Bexley Summerfest Young Artist Competition.
Fishman currently maintains an active piano studio and performance schedule in Minneapolis, and is an adjunct professor of piano at Carleton College.
Tickets for this event are $10 for adults and free for students 18 and under. For more information on this event please visit sc4a.org or call 269-857-2399.