“The Magic of the Piano” will be the program as Dr. Scott Carrell performs a solo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faust Hall Auditorium.
The program, which is free and open to the public, includes piano masterworks by classical composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Liszt, as well as works by popular American composers Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.
A native Texan, Carrell received degrees from Southwestern University, the University of Illinois and a D.M.A. from the University of North Texas. He has studied with internationally-known artists Drusilla Huffmaster, Ian Hobson and Vladimir Viardo and participated in masterclasses with Abbey Simon, Gail Delente and Dominique Merlet.
The French Piano Institute awarded Carrell a prize for the best performance of a work by Henri Dutilleux at the 1996 FPI Festival in Paris, France.
Carrell has performed numerous recitals as a soloist and as a collaborator, including concerto appearances with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, Southwestern University Orchestra, Plainview Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and Little Rock Wind Symphony.
He has also performed in recital and small ensembles in Florence, Italy and Mainz, Germany. In 2014, Carrell was invited to Guangzhou, China to perform a concert, give lectures and teach piano students in masterclasses.
Carrell has captivated audiences in the U.S., Europe and China with his virtuosic flair, expressive playing and informative comments by presenting innovative programs of both classical and jazz works, including discussion of the works and composers.