Piano virtuoso Joseph Kalichstein coached two students in Faulkner Recital Hall in a stimulating master class preceding his performance as part of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Dartmouth '10 Nicholas Andrews played the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109. Kalichstein gave pointers that focused on dynamics and freedom of playing. "Don't be afraid of expression, but do be in touch with your inner metronome.....Don't play with your eyes. Play with your head and your ears."
For Haoxiang Cai's (Dartmouth '09) Rachmaninov piece, Prelude No. 7 in E flat major Op.23, Kalichstein encouraged him to "Practice slowly, take it very slow and play deep and melodic....The idea is to have fluidity. Don't hurry it-- enjoy it. Follow your ear!"
Photos by Sara Owen