Martin Methodist College’s (MMC) Department of Music will kick off the 2020 concert season on Jan. 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. with the “Four-Hands Piano Concert,” featuring guest pianist Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas and MMC Assistant Professor of Music and pianist Dr. Brendan Jacklin.
Pianist and music educator Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at the SUNY-Fredonia School of Music. Dr. Lagrimas formerly served as Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. He holds a Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy/Music Education from Florida State University. This performance with Dr. Brendan Jacklin marks the most recent in a series of piano duo collaborations. Other recent appearances include collaborative performances at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the University of North Florida, Valdosta State University, Wesleyan College, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Livingston College, Florida College, the Turner Center for the Arts in Georgia, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Alabama.
Canadian pianist Dr. Brendan Jacklin is an active performer, teacher, new music advocate, and adjudicator. In addition to traditional repertoire, he performs and collaborates with many living composers, commissioning composers from across North America. As an avid performer of contemporary music, Dr. Jacklin has premiered dozens of works, including solo and chamber music. Outside of performing, he has published articles and presented posters and sessions on many diverse topics at conferences across the US, including the MTNA National Conference, the NCKP National Conference, SPLICE Festival, and NAMM’s Generation Next. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music at MMC. Dr. Jacklin completed his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.
“Two pianists, four hands, one piano,” said Dr. Jacklin. “This concert will showcase music throughout the ages for piano four-hands and is sure to have something for everyone. It is always an honor to perform with a good friend, and working with Dr. Lagrimas never fails to be a fantastic time. I’m very excited to welcome him to Pulaski to help kick off the MMC 2020 concert season and to share this music with the community.”
The concert will be held on Jan. 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Gault Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on MMC’s campus. Admission is free for all, and the community is encouraged to attend.