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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Social: 10:00 AM, Program: 10:30 AM

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church
Michael Schneider, Pianist

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area will host a program featuring pianist Michael Schneider October 10, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church (note the new meeting location), 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, Texas. Following a social time beginning at 10:00 a.m., the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Admission is free to the public. His program will be “Piano Virtuosi Through the Ages.”

Prize-winning pianist Michael Schneider has been hailed as a ‘pianist with exceptional insight’ and ‘performer with great panache’ at venues around the world including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the Liszt Museum in Budapest, and the Chopin Festival in Nohant, France at the legendary château of George Sand. He is a top prizewinner in many competitions including the 7th San Antonio International Piano Competition, the Kosciuszko Chopin and Frinna Awerbuch Competitions in New York, the International Paderewski Competition and International Liszt Competitions in Poland, the LA International Liszt Competition, and the Grace Welsh Prize for Piano in Chicago.

Michael Schneider made his orchestral debut at the age of eleven performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 with the San Angelo Symphony and has since performed with numerous orchestras in Poland and around the United States.  Well known as a solo artist, Michael is also in demand as adjudicator, master-class teacher, lecturer, collaborator, composer, conductor, and avid musical entrepreneur throughout Texas and abroad. Michael has been featured as TMTA Convention Solo Artist (2008) and over the years has given multiple presentations for TMTA including: “Liszt and the Last Years - a Dramatic Monologue”, and "The Art of Practicing: A guide to Problem-Solving".
Michael has been on the faculties of Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music (OH), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX), Concordia University Texas (Austin), as well as adjunct professor at the University of Texas Butler School of Music (Austin).

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church is on Upper Bay Road a few blocks from NASA Road 1 just a little way past our previous meeting location.

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area (HSLBA) is a dream realized by Fran Strong and Selma Neumann, the first presidents.

Chartered in 1976 under the auspices of the Houston Symphony, its mission is to promote music appreciation and enrichment.

HSLBA presents music programs for all students in CCISD elementary schools.

Membership is open to anyone who wants to enjoy, support or promote the music of the Houston Symphony. Guests are always welcome.

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