Paul Smith Solo Piano Recital

By jpinckney
August 24th, 2017 - 11:04am

PAUL SMITH Solo Piano Recital


Emeritus faculty member Paul Smith presents his annual piano recital to benefit Contemporary Opera Marin. This year’s program consists of the scintillating but seldom heard Sonata Opus 12, No. 4 by Muzio Clementi, Robert Schumann’s fantastical set of imaginary dances, Davidsbündlertänze, Opus 6, as well as Alexander Scriabin’s mystical Fourth Sonata and Sergei Prokofiev’s defiant Sixth Sonata, written in response to the horrors of World War II.

March 30, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2018 – 2 pm
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72
Performing Arts Building

March 31, 2018 – 7 pm
Muir Beach Community Center 

April 1, 2018 – 7 pm
The Dance Palace, 503 B street
Point Reyes Station


Paul Smith received his education at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with John Lill and Bernard Roberts and at the Vienna Academy, and his master’s degree from Dominican College, studying with Julian White. A winner of national and international piano competitions, and a participant in the US State Department’s Artistic Ambassador program, Paul was recently awarded the Sali Lieberman Award for contributions to the cultural life of Marin County. He has devoted himself to the cultural life of Marin County through piano and chamber music performances, directs several new music ensembles, and was music director of the Mountain Play for 27 years. He has soloed with the Marin Symphony on three occasions and is artistic director of COM’s Contemporary Opera Marin, which has received international acclaim for its production of contemporary works and rediscovered gems of past centuries. He is the director of classical music for KWMR Point Reyes Station, and the founder and artistic director of the non-profit organization Music from Marin, bringing free world class musical performances to communities throughout Marin County.