Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Javier Clavere, assistant professor of music theory and applied piano and college organist and carillonneur of Berea College, will present a guest piano recital Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.
Everyone is invited to the free concert, which will include a program of Sonatas for piano solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
On Friday, Feb. 27, he will be conducting a masterclass for undergraduate and graduate piano majors at CU from 10 a.m. until noon in The Gheens Recital Hall.
Clavere is an award-winning performer and scholar who crosses over the worlds of piano performance, music theory, music technology and sacred music. He has performed in many concert series across the United States, South America and Europe performing with orchestras, in solo recitals and chamber music.
In 1994 he was privileged to perform on Vladimir Horowitz’s piano featuring the famed pianist’s instrument, organized by Steinway and Sons. He was artist-in-residence of the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, he was the soloist for the Opening gala of the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
He also appeared as soloist with the Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, James Madison University Symphony Orchestra, Rosario State Philharmonic, and Rosario Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared in solo recitals in series such as Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition, Broward Performing Arts Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center, DiCapo Opera Theater (NYC), Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City, Xavier University Piano Series in Cincinnati.
A consistent prizewinner, he has both participated and won prizes in the Los Angeles Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, International Utah Mozart Festivaland Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition.
Clavere was named the official representative of Argentina by the office of the president in the 5th Franz Liszt International Competition in Utrech, The Netherlands.
Clavere was born in Rosario, Argentina, and was invited to the United States on full scholarship to attend Brigham Young University. His graduate studies have taken place at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.
He studied piano with Roberto Caamano, Dr. Paul Pollei, Dr. Seymour Bernstein, Prof. Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff and James Tocco.
He has performed as a piano duo with his wife Lindsay since 1996. In honor of their wedding, composer Seymour Bernstein wrote “Rhapsody on Two Names – Javier and Lindsay,” premiered at their piano duo debut in the Assembly Hall Concert Series in Salt Lake City in 1997. The couple has performed as a duo across North and South America.
As a music theorist, he has presented papers at the National Conferences of the Semiotic Society of America, at Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Southeast. His research includes musical semiotics, sacred music and signs, popular music and semiotics and the semiotics of Latin American Popular Music.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.