ECU summer festivals for piano and guitar bring international artists to Greenville for public performances
The inaugural East Carolina Piano Festival and the long-standing ECU Summer International Guitar Festival will bring acclaimed international performers to Greenville for public concerts in June and July.
The East Carolina Piano Festival begins June 23. This is the first year of the piano festival. The ECU Summer International Guitar Festival begins June 30. This is the guitar festival’s 23rd year.
The piano festival welcomes legendary Hungarian pianist Peter Frankl to join ECU faculty artists in performance of works by Schubert, Debussy, Schumann and Brahms on June 26. Andrew Tyson, winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and numerous international piano competitions, will perform works by Couperin, Chopin, Ravel and Berg on June 24. Multiple additional concerts during the festival feature festival faculty, guests and participants. Contact 252-328-5184 for more information.
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” headlines the guitar festival. Additional concerts feature French virtuoso Judicaël Perroy, Canadian Jeffrey McFadden, American guitarist Andrew Zohn, 2004 ECU solo guitar competition first prize winner Isaac Bustos, 2018 solo competition winner Samuel Hines, Mary Akerman and guitar festival director Elliot Frank. Contact 252-328-6245 for more information.
All concerts are at East Carolina University School of Music, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall.
Piano festival guest artist and faculty concerts are ticketed. All guitar festival concerts are ticketed. For ticket information, visit www.ecuarts.com or call 252-328-4788.
ECU Summer International Guitar Festival
-For ticket information, visit www.ecuarts.com or call 252-328-4788.