Boca Raton, Fla. – On Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 3 p.m., Music at St. Paul’s continues its 33rd season with a recital by pianist Roberta Rust. The program titled “Mozart Juxtaposed” features piano works by Mozart contrasted with works by Falla, Granados and Bartok.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $20 (18 and under are FREE) and are only available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information about this event and the 32nd season of Music at St. Paul’s, visit www.musicstpauls.org or call 561-278-6003. Music concerts in St. Paul are held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave. at Delray Beach. St. Paul’s is handicap accessible. In accordance with COVID protocols, masks are mandatory for everyone present.
About the performer…
In May 2019 Roberta RustDirect Contact’s new CD was released on Navona Records to rave reviews. The American Record Guide praised the recording as follows: “Rust is a virtuoso of the highest order and the best possible defender of this music. She masterfully masters the tone…her technical mastery in difficult passages is crisp, the direction of each phrase clear and always musical. It is a memorable program.
Rust has given critically acclaimed concerts around the world, with performances at venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, Rio de Janeiro’s Sala Cecilia Meireles, Corcoran Gallery in Washington, the Basilica in Havana and the KNUA Hall in Seoul. The 2019-20 season includes solo recitals in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, Arizona, Florida, Singapore and the Philippines.
Acclaimed for her recordings on the Centaur and Protone labels, Rust has performed with the Lark, Ying, Serafin, Amernet and Fine Arts string quartets and at the Mainly Mozart Festival Miami, Philippines Opusfest, Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, at the Miami Festival, at the Long Beethoven Festival on the island and La Gesse de France. His concerto appearances include engagements with the Houston Symphony, Philippine Philharmonic, New Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony, Boca Raton Symphonia, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, New World Symphony and orchestras in Latin America.
She has served as an artistic ambassador for the United States, received a major scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has also received recognition and awards from the Organization of American States, the National Society of Arts and Letters, and the International pianoforte competition (Paris).
Dr. Rust is Artist-Faculty-Piano/Professor and Head of the Piano Department at Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2016, she received the “Deanne and Gerald Gitner and Family Excellence in Teaching Award”. She has given master classes across Asia and the Americas and at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, the Manila International Piano Masterclasses Festival, the University of Florida International Piano Festival, and the Bell’Arte Foundation International Certificate Program for Piano Artists. . Rust has been a competition judge for the New World Symphony, the Chautauqua and Brevard Festivals, and Colburn School’s Music Academy. She studied at the Peabody Conservatory, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned performance certificates in piano and German lieder from the Salzburg Mozarteum.
A student of Ivan Davis, Arthur Balsam, John Perry and Phillip Evans, she earned a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate from the University of Miami. Master class studies were with Gary Graffman, Leon Fleisher, Carlo Zecchi and Erik Werba.
MUSIC AT ST. PAUL’S 2021-22 SEASON
- Friday, February 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Delray String Quartet in the Round
- Sunday, March 6, 2022, 5 p.m.
Choral Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent
- Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
“A Princess and a Bird”
Delray String Quartet in the Round
- Sunday April 3, 2022, 3 p.m.
Lynn University Conservatory of Music 2022 Chamber Music Competition Finalists
- Sunday April 24, 2022, 3 p.m.
The South Florida Girls’ Choir
– St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – 188 S. Swinton Avenue * Delray Beach, FL 33444
–561-278-6003 * www.musicstpauls.org
-Contact: Dr. David Macfarlane [email protected]