BGSU has earned a reputation for its outstanding keyboard program, drawing students from all over the United States and the world.  The four full-time piano faculty members, Solungga Liu, Laura MeltonRobert Satterlee, and Yevgeny Yontov have diverse backgrounds and maintain active performing careers.  With approximately 50 piano majors, including undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs in performance and music education, the BGSU piano program offers a wide range of opportunities to build your pianistic artistry in a caring and nurturing environment.

The College sponsors a number of competitions for student pianists at BGSU.   The Competitions in Music Performance offers students the chance to play concerti with the BGSU Philharmonia or Wind Symphony.  The Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition honors students in various chamber music groups, and the Conrad Art Song Competition pairs pianists with singers to perform art songs, with prize money equally shared between the pianist and singer.


Piano Area Events
2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

Faculty Collage Recital
Wednesday, 8/28, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Special Session by Aviva Wolff, Hand Specialist
Monday, 9/9, 2:30-4 pm, Bryan Hall

Yuanyuan Zhou, Guest Piano Recital (Sichuan Conservatory, China)
Monday, 9/30, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Faculty Chamber Music Recital (Brahms Piano Quintet)
Wednesday, 10/2, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Kristian Nyquist, Guest Harpsichord Recital
Tuesday, 10/15, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Stephen De Pledge, Guest Piano Recital (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Monday, 10/21, 8 pm, Bryan Hall
Master Class: 2:30-3:45 pm

William Westney, Guest Piano Recital (Texas Tech U)
Monday, 10/28, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Laura Melton, Faculty Artist Recital
Wednesday, 11/13, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Solungga Liu, with BGSU Jazz Ensemble: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Friday, 11/22, 8 pm, Kobacker Hall

Yevgeny Yontov, with BGSU Philharmonia: Beethoven: Concerto No. 4
Monday, 12/2, 8 pm, Kobacker Hall

Spring 2020

David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition
Thursday, 1/30- Sunday, 2/2
BGSU Piano Faculty/Dubois Winner Gala Concert: 1/30, 8 pm, Bryan Hall
Guest Artist Master Class: Boris Berman 1/31, 2:30 pm, Bryan Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Boris Berman 1/2, 8 pm, Kobacker Hall

Cole Burger, Faculty Artist Recital
Wednesday, 2/5, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Jerry Wong Guest Artist Master Class (Melbourne Conservatorium)
Friday, 2/7, 2:30 pm, Bryan Hall

Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano; Boros Martinic, violin (Iowa State University) Guest Recital
Sunday, 3/8, 8 pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Master Class (Piano): Sunday, 3/8, 11 am, Bryan Hall
Master Class (Violin): Sunday, 3/8, 1 pm, Bryan Hall

Eri Nakagawa, Guest Piano Recital (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Friday, 3/13, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Shuai Wang and Sean Schulze, Guest 2-Piano Recital (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Saturday, 3/28, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Naoki Hakutani, Guest Artist Recital
Monday, 4/6, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Yevgeny Yontov, Faculty Artist Recital
Wednesday, 4/8, 8 pm, Bryan Hall

Robert Weirich, Guest Artist Recital
Friday, 4/10, 8 pm, Bryan Hall


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