Sonata in C major, K.330 – W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante cantabile
Etude no. 2: Defensive Chili – Marc Mellits (b. 1966)
Waiting for the Aeroplane – John Psathas (b. 1966)
Sonata no. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (rev.1931) – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro—Lento
III. L’istesso tempo—Allegro molto
American pianist Roger McVey has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, in Europe, Asia, Cyprus, New Zealand, and Mexico. Dr. McVey is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Idaho, and has previously taught at the University of Kansas, Mercer University, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his musical training from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, and East Carolina University. Additionally, he has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute.
Dr. McVey has studied with internationally acclaimed pianists Menahem Pressler, Jack Winerock, Anton Nel, Herbert Stessin, and Henry Doskey, and has coached with artists such as Claude Frank, Janos Starker, William Warfield, Eric Rosenblith, and the Emerson Quartet. He was a top prizewinner in the International Beethoven Competition (U.S.A.), and was a Semi-Finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Poland, where critics praised his “passionate artistry and electrifying virtuosity.” Recent performances have taken him to China, Korea, Spain, and Italy, as well as New York, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. In 2012 he released his third CD recording, entitled Perspectives. In addition to his solo concerts, Dr. McVey performs with his piano trio, the Idaho Trio, and regularly collaborates as a chamber musician.