The Arts Center at NYUAD presents world premiere of piano sonatas performed by American composer and pianist Matthew Quayle

Associate Arts Professor of Music Matthew Quayle will present his complete series of original piano sonatas

  
Matthew Quayle by Waleed Shah

Matthew Quayle by Waleed Shah

Abu Dhabi: The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in partnership with the NYUAD Music Program, presents American composer, pianist, and Assistant Arts Professor of Music Matthew Quayle in a world premiere of original piano sonatas. The evening of contemporary piano music will premier online on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 7:30pm live from the Red Theater.

In this recital, Matthew Quayle presents his complete series of original piano sonatas. Written over a span of 25 years, these powerful works explore a wide range of styles and emotions. After the brooding grief of the first sonata, the protest and violence of the second, and the bluesy ebullience of the third, Quayle will perform the world premiere of his meditative Sonata No. 4.

Thanks to his diverse compositional output, Quayle has received commissions and performances from world renowned soloists and ensembles including Akira Saxophone Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Emanuele Arciuli, Arditti String Quartet, and Avalon String Quartet, among others. Quayle has taught music as Associate Arts Professor at NYU Abu Dhabi since 2012 and served as Program Head of Music from 2017 to 2020.

The event will be streamed online on Facebook, YouTube and nyuad-artscenter.org with free ticket registration.

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For more information please visit: http://www.nyuad-artscenter.org. The Arts Center at NYUAD is an internationally renowned performing arts center that presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions.

Matthew Quayle is an American composer and pianist. His diverse compositional output ranges from concert orchestral works to cabaret songs. He has received commissions and performances from soloists and ensembles including Akira Saxophone Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Emanuele Arciuli, Arditti String Quartet, Avalon String Quartet, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, The Brass Project, Claire Chase, eighth blackbird, Gail Levinsky, International Contemporary Ensemble, Silverwind Duo, and United States Air Force Strings. Quayle’s three string quartets, recorded by the Avalon Quartet, were released on the Naxos label in 2018. He was pianist and composer for Songs Without Words, an album of original solo piano music released on Albany Records in 2015. He also wrote the music and lyrics for Amazed By You, a 2013 Indie album of original cabaret songs with soprano Marian Murphy. Quayle has performed widely as a solo pianist and chamber musician. He frequently collaborates with the cellist Jameson Platte; their album Entr’acte, featuring works by Chabrier, Cipullo, Debussy, Quayle, Rachmaninoff, and Webern, was released on Albany Records in 2019. They are often joined in performance by violinist Michael Emery, as The Omega Trio. Quayle is currently Associate Arts Professor at NYU Abu Dhabi, where he has taught since 2012 and served as Program Head of Music from 2017 to 2020. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.), University of Cincinnati (M.M.), and the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science (Ph.D).

About The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

Presenting music, theater, dance, film and interdisciplinary performances that defy definition, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is a performing arts center that presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions. The Arts Center draws on the resources of NYUAD to create a dynamic space for research, investigation, and the active pursuit of knowledge and wisdom for audiences as well as visiting artists. The Arts Center is proudly supported by Mubadala as lead sponsor.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from more than 115 nations and speak over115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.

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