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Teacher Spotlight Concert Series: David Bilowus, pianist and composer

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$5 – $20

David Michael Bilowus celebrates life in musical pictures with his sparkling, heart-felt artistry at the piano. Bilowus will perform selections from his album, Forms of the Ocean. These original solo piano compositions paint colorful images of locations around the world, including ocean coasts, mountains of Ukraine, lakes of America, and streams of the Orient. “My music is a reflection of my personal life’s experiences, of places I’ve traveled, and people who have impacted my life.”

David uses elements of classical, jazz, pop, and folk music in his works, making his music interesting and exciting to people of all ages and backgrounds. An exciting highlight of his concert happens when David invites volunteers from the audience to play a few notes on the piano which he uses to create a spontaneous composition.

David Michael Bilowus holds a Master’s degree in piano performance and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in voice and piano from the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he also taught piano. He studied piano and pedagogy with Livingston Gearhart and Carlo Pinto. He has also studied at the Eastman School of Music, the Chautauqua Music Institute, the University of Southern California, and at the University of North Texas. While in California, he studied the Russian technique of piano playing with Surajeet Chatterji. Mr. Bilowus has performed in many locations around the world including Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Mexico, Canada, and many locations in the United States. Bilowus has served on the music faculty at universities where he taught piano, voice, and directed choirs, stage band, and orchestra. He has also served as the music director of churches in Virginia and North Carolina. Additionally, he was selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts to serve as a distinguished artist-in-residence at several schools in Texas, where he taught students how to compose their own music. He was also selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance to perform throughout Texas and Mid-America. David is a prolific composer and arranger, and continues to release numerous recordings that are often featured on his website, DavidMichaelBilowus.com.

Venue

The MVM Recital Room
217 E Main St
Front Royal, VA 22630
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