The Seattle Piano Institute, with its co-directors Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard, goes into its sixth exciting season from July 5-18, with two weeks of private lessons, master classes, and much more. Our keynote artist this summer will once again be Nelita True, Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and a great favorite of teachers and students alike in Washington State. For more information, visit us on our website:
http://blogs.uw.edu/seapiano/. Please come and join us a the University of Washington School of Music. We look forward to seeing you there!
Announcement Craig Sheppard plays the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Dmitriy Shostakovich in Seattle's Meany Theater on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015!! Stay tuned for further details.
Latest news Excellent reviews in Gramophone and International Record Review for Sheppard's latest Debussy album!!
See Discography page.
Craig Sheppard's long awaited performance of the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich, Opus 87, is now available! Recorded in Seattle's Meany Theater in April, 2015, this will prove to be one of the great recordings of these phenomenal works, among the greatest of the twentieth century solo piano music.
Be the first to get your copy this live performance from Seattle's Meany Theater, given in October, 2012. The
12 Debussy Etudes will follow shortly.
1 CD $20.00 (plus shipping).
CRAIG SHEPPARD GIVES WORLD PREMIÈRE OF BRAHMS ALBUMBLATT, MEANY THEATER, SEATTLE, APRIL 28, 2011!!!
The manuscript for this little gem had gone unnoticed for nearly 160 years until April 20, 2011, when it was put up for sale online at Doyle Auction Galleries in New York City. Having been alerted to this sale by his good colleague at the University of Washington, Dr. George Bozarth, one of the world's leading Brahms scholars, Sheppard performed the Albumblatt as a surprise encore the following week at his all-Brahms recital on April 28th.
Following their highly popular second summer institute in 2011, Craig Sheppard and colleague, Robin McCabe, present a third season of the
Seattle Piano Institute at the University of Washington's School of Music from July 8-21, 2012. This year will include two sessions: the first, for ages 16 and up; the second, for students up to the age of 15. Special guest artist, Christopher O'Riley,
popular host of the well-known NPR program, From the Top, will
present two days of master classes at the conjunction of the two sessions. Spaces are limited. Please visit our website at
Craig Sheppard plays the first two books of Liszt's
Années de Pèlerinage at the Nehru Memorial Library in New Delhi on Saturday evening, March 17th,
2012 at 6:30 p.m.. This is a repeat of his October 21st program in Seattle's Meany Theater.
Craig Sheppard's 2 CD set of Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage, Books I and II, is about to appear on Roméo Records. Stay tuned!
Upcoming BRAHMS Recital You Won't Want to Miss!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANZ!!
Craig Sheppard performs the first two books of Liszt’s monumental Années de Pèlerinage in Seattle’s Meany Theater on Friday evening, October 21st. These pieces were the direct result of Liszt’s eleven-year
liaison with Marie, La Comtesse d’Agoult, and their need to abscond from Paris in the wake of tremendous scandal.
Caricature of Franz Liszt reproduced with kind permission from Lebrecht Music and Arts, London.
Craig Sheppard’s most recent recital in his Mostly Brahms series!
Bach The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II The latest in Sheppard's highly acclaimed Bach series, recorded live in Seattle's Meany Theater in April, 2008. A must for all Bach collectors and connoisseurs of this great repertoire.
Bach The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I Sheppard's rendition of this 'Old Testament of the Keyboard' has reaped glowing reviews around the globe, reflecting his lifelong association with this great music.
Bach Aufrichtige Anleitung (the Inventions and Sinfonias) Hear Craig Sheppard's traversal of the exquisite two-part Inventions and three-part Sinfonias, works too often overlooked by today's leading pianists (yet frequently taught to our younger students!). Recorded live in Seattle's Meany Theater in April, 2006, this is a recording Bach connoisseurs won't want to miss!
Six Bach Partitas Craig Sheppard follows his triumphant release of the 32 Beethoven sonatas with
this 2 CD set of the six Bach Partitas, recorded live in Seattle's Meany Theater
on November 1, 2005. Read the rave review in Gramophone.
2 CD Box Set $30.00 (plus shipping).
This item is out of print. Digital copies can be acquired
over the internet.