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New James Dick CD released

A new recording of Beethoven Piano Concertos No. 4 and No. 5 has been released, featuring pianist James Dick and the Baltic Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Emmanuel Leducq-Barome. The Round Top Records CD is available here: Festival Hill  

 

Houston Chronicle lauds James Dick

Arts writer Tara Dooley calls the pianist one of the Lone Star State's top classical stars. Read more here: Houston Chronicle

 

Pianist featured in magazine

Pianist James Dick and the Round Top Festival Institute were the subjects of a stunning 10-page feature in the May 2010 issue of Texas Highways, which is available through the magazine’s website, Texas Highways. The photographs by J. Griffis Smith take the reader to a magical, musical space; writer Heather Brand Schatz wields her words deftly, edifying and captivating the reader.

 

James Dick wins Medal of Arts

Internationally renowned concert pianist James Dick received the 2009 Texas Medal of Arts for his work in the area of Arts Education. Dick, who performs as a guest artist with the world’s top orchestras and in the globe’s most revered music venues, was honored for his International Festival-Institute at Round Top, which is one of the most distinguished musical education programs in the US. The institute offers programs throughout the year, as well as an international summer music festival and institute for young artists developing their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral repertoire.

 

About Concert Pianist James Dick

Steinway artist James Dick has brought to life the works of classical composers for audiences from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Academic Capelle in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dick’s playing melds modern-day energy and technique with an Old World graciousness and civility, resulting in a passionate sound that keeps audiences engrossed.

 

From his early years as prize winner of some of the world’s most prestigious piano awards to his current successful career as an international guest artist and the founder of a distinguished musical education institute, James Dick is well known to music lovers as a man of great talent, vision and class.

 

James Dick’s repertoire includes some of music’s most-loved works: Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 in B-flat. But he has another foot firmly planted in the future, as he champions contemporary composers and their music. James Dick has commissioned or premiered works by such luminaries as Claude Baker, Stephen Barber, Malcolm Hawkins, Benjamin Lees, Sergio Molina, Chinary Ung, and Dan Welcher.

Top Photo by Robert Baumgardner