Celebrated pianist Frederick Marvin to play at Syracuse University’s Setnor Auditorium March 7
Celebrated pianist Frederick Marvin to play at Syracuse University’s Setnor Auditorium March 7February 15, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Internationally renowned pianist and Syracuse University Professor Emeritus Frederick Marvin will present a recital at 8 p.m. March 7 in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium in SU’s Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert marks the 36th time Marvin has played in the Setnor Auditorium, including a recital two years ago to celebrate his 80th birthday. During the recital, Marvin will present his signature works by Padre Antonio Soler, as well as works by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.
Marvin is renowned for his research, editing, publishing and recording of the works of Soler, an 18th century Spanish composer whose music had been hidden in obscurity until Marvin brought it to light. Marvin garnered two Del Amo Foundation grants, three Fulbright Fellowships and three grants from the United States-Spanish Joint Committee for Cultural and Educational Cooperation for his research on Soler. His scholarly achievements brought him the honor of Knight Commander of the Spanish “Orden del Merito Civil” from the Spanish government. He was also awarded the “La Medaille de Vermeil, Croix de Commandeur” of the Societe Academique “Arts-Sciences-Lettres” of France for his solo concerts.
In addition to Soler, Marvin brought to light the works of Czech composer Jan Ladislav Dussek. In 2000, Marvin received the Cervantes Medal from the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, awarded to individuals for eminence in the field of Hispanic poetry and music. He was also made a Fellow of the society. Since his last concert at SU, Marvin has performed concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and New York City. He resides in both Syracuse and Vienna.