Pianist Anthony de Mare coaches talented Williams College piano students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. His masterclass and performance coincide with Sondheim@90@Williams, a celebration of the composer Stephen Sondheim, Class of 1950.
Anthony de Mare is one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music. Praised by The New York Times for his “muscularly virtuosic, remarkably uninhibited performance [and] impressive talents”, his versatility has inspired the creation of over 60 new works by some of today’s most distinguished artists, especially in the speaking-singing pianist genre, which he pioneered over 25 years ago with the premiere of Frederic Rzewski’s groundbreaking De Profundis.
Currently professor of piano at Manhattan School of Music and New York University, his commitment to education is evidenced by his residency work at universities across North America, in which he has inspired a whole new generation of pianists and contemporary music advocates, encouraging them to initiate creative strategies as innovative entrepreneurs. He currently serves as new music curator for The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC.