Saugerties Pro Musica
February 24th, 2008 - 3PM

Steve Wogaman - Piano

Program  Bios 


Sonata in F Major, K. 332
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
Robert Schumann

Ballade in F minor, Op. 52
Frederick Chopin


Pianist Stephen Wogaman has been active as soloist and chamber musician throughout United States, as well as Spain and Central America. As founding pianist of the critically-acclaimed Whitney Trio, he made his performing debut in 1989 in a live radio broadcast concert at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. His performances include a USIA residency in San Jose, Costa Rica; a cultural exchange with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia in La Coruna, Spain; and frequent performances with chamber music colleagues from the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and Canton (OH) Symphony, of which he is now President & CEO. A passionate devotee of the music of Robert Schumann, Steve recently anchored three separate programs in the 2006 Schumann Festival of the Marcella Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing, NY.

Steve was trained at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Louisville (Kentucky), and Indiana University, where he completed a Doctor of Music degree in 2002. He has studied piano with Cecile Staub Genhart, David Burge, Lee Luvisi and Jerome Lowenthal, and for nearly a decade with Menahem Pressler of the beloved Beaux Arts Trio. 

In 1991, Steve was founder of New Performing Arts, Inc., a non-profit music outreach organization that has reached an audience of more than one million Kentucky children with live performing arts programs in their schools. He has performed personally for thousands of these children, often with his own grand piano brought along on a rented truck. Steve has also served as a faculty member of Indiana University Southeast, as music instructor and chair of the Humanities Division at Lees College in Jackson, Kentucky, and as the national coordinator of the Classical Initiative for Young Audiences, Inc.

Steve’s doctoral dissertation, "New Performing Arts: An Experiment in Rural Classical Music Programming in Kentucky," has inspired other artists as well as forming the basis for a National Endowment for the Arts-funded conference on rural music outreach residencies, held September 2004 at the University of Texas at Austin. He has since been engaged to lead conference panels for Chamber Music America and the America Symphony Orchestra League.

In April 2004 Steve Wogaman was appointed Executive Director of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and its historic Symphony Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he completed a major hall renovation project and more than doubled the performance calendar. Since July of 2007 he has been President & CEO of the Canton Symphony in Canton, OH. 



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