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Michael Boyd, piano

Tue, Apr 9 @ 7 pm

RECITAL HALL

Michael Boyd, piano

Tue, Apr 9 @ 7 pm

RECITAL HALL


Pianist, Michael Boyd, active as a soloist, collaborative artist, lecturer, and teacher. After receiving his high school diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts as a student of Bela Nagy, he earned an undergraduate degree from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Dr. Boyd’s studies continued at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts in Canada as an invited student/performer. While at the Banff Centre he participated in chamber music performances with visiting international artists.

Dr. Boyd’s studies culminated in a Masters and Doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music. At Eastman, he was teaching assistant to Rebecca Penneys and served as studio pianist for soprano Jan DeGaetani and violinist Donald Weilerstein. He won first prize as pianist in the the Kneisel Lieder Competition and played a radio broadcast recital from Carnegie Hall with Naumburg prize winning violinist Ian Swensen while still a student. Dr. Boyd graduated from Eastman with that institution’s highest honor, the Performer’s Certificate.

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