Pianist Scott Carrell, teacher of piano, music theory and composition at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, is an in-demand soloist, collaborative artist, teacher and adjudicator. Combining artistic playing with informative comments, Carrell will bring the world’s greatest music to life in a Jan.21 concert at 5 p.m. in Ward Hall. The concert titled, “The Magic of the Piano,” features standard classical works as well as lesser-known masterpieces.
Carrell has appeared with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the Southwestern University Orchestra, the Plainview Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and the Little Rock Wind Symphony. An active chamber musician, he co-founded the Searcy Chamber Music Series.
The French Piano Institute awarded him a prize for the best performance of a work by Henri Dutilleux at the 1996 FPI Festival in Paris, France. He was twice honored with the Teacher Achievement Award from Harding University, for the 2003-2004 and 2012-2013 academic years.
In 2007, Carrell released a compact disc, Ragtime Memories, which consists of pieces in various ragtime style -- classic, novelty and player piano styles. His previous disc, Crossings was released in 2005, including works by Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Schulz-Evler and Carrell.
All performance details are subject to change. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 615.966.5932.