Please join pianist, conductor and noted pedagogue Daniel Rieppel in a recital which commemorates the 25th anniversary of his Twin Cities debut on Saturday evening, April 2nd, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the beautiful acoustics of Antonello Recital Hall, MacPhail Center for Music. The venue is located at 501 South 2nd Street in downtown Minneapolis, near the famed Guthrie Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for all students with valid ID.
Dr. Rieppel’s program will feature several notable compositions that he performed on his original McKnight Ordway debut; they will include several preludes by Claude Debussy, the “Wanderer” Fantasy by Franz Schubert and the arresting and virtuosic Fantasia baetica of Manual de Falla. Dr. Rieppel had recently relocated to the Twin Cities in 1990 from Munich, Germany, where he had been in the Meisterklasse of his mentor Gerhard Oppitz. Maestro Oppitz is the most prolifically recorded pianist in German history.
During the recital, Dr. Rieppel will offer commentary on the music itself, as well as his life as a musician in the Twin Cities. The public is warmly invited to attend!
Pianist Daniel Rieppel, a Minnesota native of Austro-Hungarian and Norwegian descent, holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota under Lydia Artymiw. His principal teachers include Jack Radunsky and Leonard Hokanson, as well as John Perry at the Aspen Music Festival. Before relocating to the Twin Cities, he studied in Munich, Germany with the eminent German pianist Gerhard Oppitz.
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Daniel Rieppel made his solo piano recital debut at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, a performance which was subsequently broadcast in its entirety by Minnesota Public Radio. He has worked as a chamber musician with members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and is a founding member of The Schubert Trio. In the Midwest he has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles, including the South Dakota Symphony, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (Minneapolis), the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (Minneapolis), and most recently, The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra (Duluth).
He has performed widely in the U.S., Latin America and Europe, including the Palais Corbelli in Vienna and in duo recital with the Austrian violinist Risa Schuchter, during the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth in Salzburg. He has performed for the U.S. Ambassador to Panama on several occasions, and is a frequent collaborator of the “Alfredo de Saint Malo” International Music Festival; he returned in May 2015 to open the festival with violinist Frank Almond, Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony, who performed on the 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius, recently featured in the November 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.
A recognized Schubert scholar, Dr. Rieppel has lectured and performed Schubert’s works in New York City, Vienna, and at Oxford University. He has published articles on Schubert’s early piano sonatas for several academic journals, including the journal “Durch die Brille,” of the Internationales Franz Schubert Institut. His work on Schubert was recognized with several travel grants from the Center for Austrian Studies (U of M) and a Fulbright Scholar Research award to Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Rieppel has served as Professor of Music at Southwest Minnesota State University since 1998, and is also on faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. He is artist faculty for the Young Artist World Piano Festival in Minneapolis, the premiere piano institute for aspiring young pianists in the Midwest. Dr. Rieppel lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Panamanian harpsichordist Dr. Julieta Alvarado and will celebrate next month the 25th anniversary of his Twin Cities’ Ordway debut in a solo recital at Antonello Hall on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 (7:30 pm).