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Randall M. LoveRandall M. Love

Title: Associate Professor of the Practice
Office Location: 085 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3334
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  • Solo Diploma with Honors, Sweelinck Conservatory, Amsterdam, Teacher: Edith Lateiner-Grosz (piano), 1983
  • Master of Music with Honors, New England Conservatory of Music, Teachers: Patricia Zander (piano), Benjamin Zander (chamber music), and Robert DiDomenica (composition), 1979
  • M.Mus. New England Conservatory of Music, 1979
  • Bachelor of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Teachers: Sanford Margolis (piano), Lisa Crawford (harpsichord), and Denes Koromsay (chamber music), 1976
  • B.Mus. Oberlin College, 1976
  • Master Classes on Fortepiano with with Jos van Immerseel (Nuremberg, 1981), Paul Badura-Skoda (Paris, 1980), and Malcolm Bilson (Wellesley, 1978) and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, , 1975
  • Master Classes on Piano with Luiz de Moura Castro (1997-2005), Pierre Réach and Paul Badura-Skoda (1997), John Perry (1992), Jacob Lateiner (1988), Claude Frank (1983), Balint Vasoni, , 1974
  • Pre-college piano studies, University of Northern Colorado, Teacher: Rita Hutcherson, 1972

Research Interests

historical performance practice on original instruments(fortepiano), nineteenth and twentieth century piano music, musical collaboration with modern dance

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • META, Unknown, May, 2008
  • Listed in American Keyboard Artists, 2nd Edition, 1992
  • Finalist, Jacques Vonk Piano Competition, Amsterdam, NL, May 1984
  • Finalist, Erwin Bodky Early Keyboard Competition, Boston, Mass., 1983

Recent Professional Work:

  •  Ananda Dances-released on MSR Classics, features works by Bill Robinson performed by Duke violinist Eric Pritchard. I accompany him on "Ananda Dances" and "Govinda Sonata". 2010 .
  •  Tombeau de Debussy-released on the Centaur label, this CD features compositions written for Debussy "in memoriam" by various of his contemporaries including Satie, Stravinsky, Bartok, Dukas, Ravel and others. It is coupled with recordings of Debussy's own work (Images II, L'Isle Joyeuse, Masques). 2010 .
  •  White Man Sleeps.  Arabesque label, classical download, 2003 . (work for two harpsichords and percussion by Kevin Volans)  [author's comments]
  •  Fortepiano Music of Jan Vorísek, A Bohemian Composer in Beethoven's Vienna.  Titanic (Ti-234), 1996 . (impromptus, rhapsodies, a fantasie, and an eclogue on an 1815 Streicher copy by Thomas and Barbara Wolf.)

   Solo Performances:

  • Solo Performances, Boston MA, 2013/06/12
    By invitation of artistic director Christopher Greenleaf, I presented Beethoven's Sonatas Op. 90 and Op. 109 on a Graf fortepiano as part of "Beethoven and the Piano", a forum that included performance and a panel discussion. This was part of the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe 2013.
  • Solo Performances, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg VA, 2013/05/31
    Presented Beethoven's Sonata Op. 109 on a Graf fortepiano for the Historical Keyboard Society of North America's annual conference.

  • Performances, Duke University, September 14, 2013
    Participated as the pianist for Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring in the inaugural concert for the renovated Baldwin Auditorium.
  • Performances, Duke University, 2013/01/29
    Presented the Poulenc Harpsichord Concerto (as part of the Mallarme's HIP Festival) in collaboration with harpsichordist Elaine Funaro. Also included was a solo set of 20th century French waltzes. The program was repeated at the Croisdale Retirement community and also in Durham Public schools as part of Mallarme's outreach program.
  • Performances, Carolina Theater Durham NC, May and September 2013
    As the regular pianist for the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, I performed orchestral piano in Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony and Satie's Gymnopedies, including solo performances of two of the Satie pieces.

   Compositions Performed:
  • Compositions Performed, Durham NC and New York NY, October 18, 2013
    My electronic co-composition (with Paul Leary) was used by Durham-based Gaspard and Dancers for their performance of "Souke" at their annual concert in Reynolds Auditorium and repeated in November in NYC.
  • Compositions Performed, Beijing China, August 01, 2013
    My electronic composition "Floating" was revised and used for a performance by the Hou Ying Dance Theater in Beijing. Hou Ying is my longtime modern dance collaborator.
  • Ananda Dances, 2010/01/01
    with Randall M. Love
  • Tombeau de Debussy, 2010/01/01
    with Randall M. Love
  • White Man Sleeps, 2003/01/01
    with Randall M. Love

   Other Activities:
  • Souke, 2008/01/01
    with Randall M. Love

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