This unique afternoon concert featured a performance of Kreisleriana, Robert Schumann’s masterpiece for solo piano. Interspersed with the eight pieces that comprise the work were short excerpts from the lively letters of Clara and Robert Schumann during their courtship.

This was Leslie Amper’s second appearance at these concerts.


Program

Composer Work Catalog Year
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana Op. 16 1838

About the Artist

American pianist Leslie Amper was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After two years at Oberlin College, Ms. Amper continued her studies at New England Conservatory under the guidance of Rudolph Kolisch, Gunther Schuller, and Russell Sherman. She began her performance career with a critically acclaimed New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall and went on to delight audiences in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco as well as at Monadnock Musicʼs Virtuoso Piano Series.

A member of New Hampshire Music Festival, she is a frequent participant in Boston’s Emmanuel Music solo and chamber music celebrations. Her multi media piano performances related to the visual arts have been presented at museums and colleges nationwide including the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, California State University East Bay, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Arizona.

Ms. Amper has lectured at Harvard College, Boston University, University of Pittsburgh, and New Hampshire Music Festival, where she is a regular performer. She is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory (Preparatory Department) and Wheaton College (MA).