Thursday, September 24, 2009

William Chapman Nyaho, Pianist of Ghanaian Descent at Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sept. 27

[“ASA: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent”; William Chapman Nyaho, piano;
MSR Classics MS1242 (2008)

Eau-Claire, Wisconsin
Updated: 9/24/2009
Main Events
PIANO RECITAL: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire guest artist William Chapman Nyaho will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Gantner Hall of Haas Center, 121 Water St.A Seattle resident, Nyaho has performed throughout the world, including as a soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

A graduate of Oxford University, he often conducts workshops advocating music by African composers. He compiled the five-volume anthology "Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora." He also released the ground-breaking solo album "SENKU: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent." In addition to Sunday's recital, Nyaho will conduct a master class at 10 a.m. Monday in Gantner Hall. The events are free. Call 836-5842 for information. [Dr. William Chapman Nyaho is profiled at and has a website of his own,]

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