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Lecture with William Westney – Eros at the Piano: The Life-Energy of Classical Music

August 16 @ 17:15 - 18:00

To end the series of lectures in 2024 we welcome William Westney

“Bold and insightful.” —Anthony Tommasini, former chief classical music critic, The New York Times

William Westney, author of the bestselling The Perfect Wrong Note, takes a fresh and creative look at the human dimension of classical music-making and why it matters more than ever in the contemporary world.

William Westney personifies a rare combination of abilities, having achieved distinction as concert artist, author, and award-winning educator. Winner of numerous performance prizes, most notably the Geneva International Competition, he has concertized on four continents to critical acclaim. Westney’s trailblazing, refreshing performance workshop “The Un-Master Class”® was profiled in a New York Times feature article and has been given at conservatories around the world. His first book The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self (2003), an international bestseller, has become a pedagogical classic. Westney holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University.


August 16
17:15 - 18:00
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Stoller Hall