Pianist Ana Popa to Perform at Nakamichi Concert 3/20
March 09, 2012
Ana Popa, a professor in Stonehill's Visual and Performing Arts Department and a world renowned pianist, will perform at the spring 2012 installment of the Nakamichi Concert Series on March 20. Popa will perform classical music from Haydn and Beethoven on the piano at the concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. in the Martin Institute. Admission is free and open to the public.
Born in Romania, Popa has performed throughout her home country as well as around Europe and the United States as a soloist and chamber music collaborator. She has won countless awards in her distinguished career, including the Commencement Concerto Competition from the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston.
Her selections at the Nakamichi Concert will include Haydn's "Piano Sonata in C Major, Hoboken XVI, #50," Beethoven's "Sonata no. 23 in f minor, op. 57, Appassionata," and Franz Liszt's "Sonata in B Minor."
Popa is currently the Artistic Director of the Sunday at Three Concert Series, based in Dorchester. Along with teaching at Stonehill, she is also a faculty member at Rivers School Conservatory.
As a student, Popa received her bachelor's degree, with honors, from the New England Conservatory, and her master's degree in music from Boston University. She is currently working on her doctorate at Boston University, with a thesis entitled, "You Become What You Practice: Applications of Tai Chi Principles to Piano Playing."
The E. Nakamichi Foundation and Stonehill sponsor the Nakamichi Concert Series and it is supported in part by the Father Eugene Green Foundation.
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