Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends
The Department of Music presents Argentine pianist and UMBC alumnus Alejandro Cremaschi '93, music, performing classical piano music inspired by the folk music of Latin America. The program repertoire includes works by legendary composers Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla and others.
Praised as an intelligent and sensitive performer, pianist Alejandro Cremaschi was born in Mendoza, Argentina. He is the Alumnus of the Year for 2017 in the Visual and Performing Arts, a distinction that will be recognized at UMBC at the 2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 5.
His playing has been described as “pristine” and “passionate” by The Washington Post, and “polished” and “exemplary” by Fanfare magazine. Cremaschi is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, teaching piano and piano pedagogy. He received a doctorate degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, and undergraduate degrees from UMBC and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Argentina. He studied with Edith Peinado de Drago, Dora De Marinis, Nancy Roldan and Lydia Artymiw. He regularly performs, teaches and records Latin American repertoire, including works by Latin American and Argentine composers such as Carlos Guastavino, Juan José Castro, Luis Jorge González and Alberto Ginastera, and his recordings of solo and chamber music have been released by the British label Meridian Records. He is the editor and recording artist for the revised pedagogical edition of Alberto Ginastera’s Twelve American Preludes, Op. 12, published by Carl Fischer Publishing in October 2016. A frequent presenter at music conferences, his articles of research and reviews are published often in music pedagogy journals.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC Music majors and Music faculty/staff, available online.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.