Furman University hosts Distinguished Visiting Professor Heidi Louise Williams in a concert Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
American pianist Williams has concertized as soloist and collaborative pianist across North America and internationally. Praised by New York critic Harris Goldsmith for her ‘impeccable soloistic authority’ and ‘dazzling performances’, her playing has been described as ‘veritably operatic’, ‘bold yet thoughtful’, ‘provocative and stimulating’ (Fanfare), possessing ‘muscularity and poetic power’ (American Record Guide).
For the recital, Williams will perform works by Beethoven, Ravel, Chopin, Fauré and more.
She has recorded solo, concerto and chamber music with notable acclaim on the Naxos, Albany, and Neos labels, and has worked with many distinguished American composers.
Currently associate professor of piano at Florida State University, Williams holds three degrees from Peabody Conservatory, having studied solo with Ann Schein and chamber music with Earl Carlyss, Samuel Sanders, Stephen Kates and Robert McDonald.
Her growing roster of graduate and undergraduate students have won regional, national, and international recognition, and are actively employed in teaching and performing roles across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit www.heidilouisewilliams.com. Or contact the Furman Department of Music at 864-294-2086, and FumanMusic@furman.edu.