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Faculty and Friends Concert Trio

Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00 PM

Ward Hall

Lipscomb University's Faculty & Friends Concert will present a trio featuring Peter Povey, violin, Alexi Romaneko, cello, and Jermone Reed, piano. The concert will be held in Ward Hall at 2 p.m. on March 31. 

Jerome A. Reed is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Piano at Lipscomb University. He has performed extensively in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America, appearing in such venues as the Mendelssohnhaus in Leipzig, Germany; the Musikhochschule in Graz, Austria; and the Conservatoire Royale in Brussels, Belgium. Other appearances have included recitals and masterclasses in Taiwan, Japan, France, Italy, England, Hungary, and Uruguay. In the summer of 2014 he performed at Steinway Hall in New York. Reed is the director of the music division of the Governor's School for the Arts. He has recorded works for piano and tape for Capstone Records and in 2009 released a recording of sonatas for flute and piano with Deanna Little. In August of 2014 Navona Records (a division of Parma Recordings) released his recording of Elizabeth Austin’s Rose Sonata. He has given over fifty performances in the U.S. and abroad of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata, which incorporate a multimedia presentation and readings from Ives's writings. In 2003 he was awarded the Avalon Award for Creative Excellence, in 2006 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and in 2010 he was named Teacher of the Year by the same organization.

His students have won many competitions, including first place in Tennessee Music Teachers Association competitions, the first Nashville International Piano Competition, the Tennessee Tech Young Artist Competition, and Clavierfest at MTSU. His student piano trio, the Avalon Trio, placed third in the nation at the Music Teachers National Association Competition in New York in 2012. He serves on the faculty of the InterHarmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy.

He holds the D.M.A. and M.M. in piano performance from The Catholic University of America, where he was a student of Béla Börzörményi-Nagy. He also studied with Jeanne-Marie Darré at the Conservatoire de Musique de Nice.

Peter Povey began his violin studies at the age of 3 and piano at the age of 5 in England. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, and later at Eton for high school. He received his Bachelor of Music with honors from the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Dona Lee Croft and Bela Katona. During his studies in London, Peter performed in orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He also played in orchestras on the soundtracks for movies and TV shows New Line, Searchlight, ITV and BBC as well as touring with rock artists such as Massive Attack and The Corrs. Peter has also performed on Nickledeon, BBC television, BBC radio, LBC radio, and WVIA public radio, as well as performing solo recitals all over Europe and the United States. In addition, he has won many awards, including the Kent Young Concert Artists Award, and the Withers Foundation Award.  

In 2005, Peter founded the McAlester Institute of Music, a summer music program for students of music ages 5-18 in Oklahoma for which he received a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Award from Washington DC. Peter was also the Education and Music Director of the Montgomery Music Project, an El-Sistema inspired after-school music program in Montgomery, AL.

After moving from London to the United States in 2006, Peter graduated with a Master of Music degree from Yale University in 2009 studying with Ani Kavafian and continued with doctoral studies at Northwestern University with Gerardo Ribeiro.

Previously, Peter was Assistant Professor of Music and String Chair at Syracuse University in New York and began teaching at Lipscomb University in 2018.

An artist of classical refinement, sterling musicianship, and blazing virtuosity, Russian-born cellist Alexei Romanenko  has graced the international stages as one of the most compelling and electrifying artists of today. T.J. Medrek of the Boston Herald hailed his performance stating, "The times when music and musician and musical instrument combine to form an almost mystical union are rare. One such occasion came when Alexei Romanenko dazzled with his playing of Zoltan Kodaly's Sonata for solo cello."

The Russian-born cellist Alexei Romanenko has performed in such venues as Boston's Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Chicago's Preston Bradley Hall among many others. He has been heard on the international broadcast of "Voice of America" in Russia, broadcast live on Chicago's WFMT Fine Arts Radio, Atlanta's WABE, Boston's WGBH Radio “Classical Performances”, including “Musical Offering”on September 11, 2002. His performances were also broadcast on Chicago's TV Channel 25 as well as radio stations in San Francisco, Atlanta, Florida, Maine and Alabama.

Mr. Romanenko is the author of cadenzas for a number of cello concerti as well as unaccompanied cello compositions and arrangements for cello, such as J.S. Bach's Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for violin, which he successfully performed in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C, Moscow and St. Petersburg. In recent years, he appeared in cello concerti of Boccherini, Haydn, Dvorak, Schumann, Schostakovich and Tchaikovsky as soloist with Jacksonville Symphony, Kensington Symphony, Nashua Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Bar Harbor Music Festival Orchestra, Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Far Eastern TV and Radio orchestra, Udmurtia Philharmonic in a “Vistuosos of 21st century” concert among others. He has also performed Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 cellos with cellist Matt Haimovitz in the “Cellobration” concert presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in 2009. In 2005, he was featured in a cello quartet arrangement of the Rococo-Variations during the “Greenhouse Celebration” dedicated to Bernand Greenhouse's 90th birthday in Greensboro, NC. As a chamber musician, he collaborated with Janus 21 Ensemble and Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston. Romanenko's repertoire includes most major works written for cello as well as chamber music literature. He has recently performed Beethoven's 5 Sonatas cycle as well as Bach's 6 Cello Suites in several venues, including San Francisco's Old First Church.

For more information, please contact 615.966.5929.