Richard Reid returned to Converse Nov. 2nd in Daniel Recital Hall to kick off the 2002 Lawson Music Series.
The program included Bach’s “Italian Concerto,” “Fantasias” by Schumann and Chopin, “Coloquio en la Reja” by Granados, two Etude-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff, and the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Johann Strauss, Jr. in transcription by Schulz-Erler.
Richard Reid, who taught for many years at Converse, is a graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. He has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
As a recitalist, he has garnered much critical acclaim:
“His limpid, poised playing is impressive”-New Yorker Magazine
“Poetry as well as thunderous full-blooded sonority”-The Daily Telegraph (London)
“His way of extending a pause, making a transition or stressing an inner voice gave a new and personal meaning to the music”-The New York Times.