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A Little Lunch Music: Pianist Edward Forstman

January 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Little Lunch Music is an informal performance presented by Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and musician Patrick McCurry, series coordinator. You can sit and listen to the entire performance, dine in the Museum Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., browse the shop, or explore the galleries.

Since 2013, pianist Edward Forstman has performed recitals, both as a soloist and collaborator, at the Alabama Piano Gallery and at Rochester University’s Eastman School of Music, where he is a senior. His work as a collaborator has introduced him to virtuoso performers including flutist Paula Robison and contralto Mira Zakai.

At Eastman, he has developed his love for contemporary music by working directly with the school’s student composers and premiering their works; he has also pursued this passion in a professional realm, contacting and corresponding with living composers while he learns their music.

Having grown up in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, he studied for two years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to his transfer to Eastman. During his period of study in Alabama, Mr. Forstman was the winner of local and statewide competitions, representing the state of Alabama at the Music Teachers’ National Association’s Southeastern Regional Conference in 2013. While at UAB, he was a member of the University Honors Program and represented that program in a masterclass at its annual national conference in 2012. In the years of 2010 and 2011, he earned the award for best high school Junior and Senior, respectively, from the Alabama Music Teacher’s Association.


January 7, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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