Guest recital: Thomas Rosenkranz, piano

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April 4

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Hall

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

$12, free for students & faculty - purchase tickets

Thomas Rosenkranz has charted a career that breaks through the conventional notion of what a classical pianist is. Equally at home with the standard repertoire to the most recent developments in contemporary music and improvisation, he has established himself as one of the most forward looking pianists of his generation. He currently serves as Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and as Visiting Professor of Piano at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China.

Since being named a recipient of the Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association, he has performed throughout the world. He has twice served as a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the United States Department of State traveling to the Middle East and North Africa promoting diplomacy through artistic collaboration. In 2022, He was named a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan where he served as artist-in-residence at Tunghai University in Taichung. In the summer months he is on faculty at the soundSCAPE Festival (Switzerland) and on the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival (Italy) In 2023, Rosenkranz was awarded the Kauffman Excellence in Research/Creative Activity Award from the UMKC Conservatory in recognition of his artistic achievements in the field of music. He is currently touring Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus throughout the United States, Korea, and China.