David Glen Hatch and Ammon Bratt, Solo/Duo Piano Concert

    Saturday, November 9
    7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.

    David Glen Hatch is a four-time Grammy nominee, international concert and recording artist and master teacher of piano, David Glen Hatch, enjoys a distinguished performance and teaching career on six continents. Uniquely, he performed as an invited guest artist with the Ukrainian National Symphony in Kiev on a concert program celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the birth of world- renowned pianist, Vladimir Horowitz. Hatch’s vast discography for Sony/BMG-Europe, Centaur, Critics Choice Records, Arizona University Recordings, and Covenant include a commissioned album, Smitten with Britten, a sole recording by an international artist of the complete published solo piano music of Benjamin Britten; The World’s Greatest Piano Melodies, with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hungary; and Let Freedom Ring, a patriotic album of Hatch’s arrangements, performed live at Arlington National Cemetery in memoriam of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Hatch’s 2017 release, 2-CD set on the Centaur Label of Concerto No.1, Johannes Brahms and Concerto No. 4, Anton Rubinstein was recorded with New Zealand’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and is being marketed internationally by Naxos Records.

    Dr. Hatch is listed as one of the Best Teachers in America in volumes of Who’s Who Among American Music Teachers and International Who’s Who in Music and was awarded the Master Teacher certificate in 1994 by MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). His students have been winners in state, regional, national, and international competitions. In addition to the success of his independent teaching studio, a sampling of Dr. Hatch’s lecture presentations, master classes, and solo recitals include two World Piano Conferences sponsored by the European Music Teachers Association (London & Serbia), Music Hall of Composers (Moscow), National Conservatory of Bulgaria (Sofia International Music Festival), and Conservatories of Hobart, Tasmania; Shanghai, China; Bordeaux, France; Donetsk, Ukraine; and Santiago, Chile.

    Several of Hatch’s performances and interviews have been aired on PBS television, USA; TVE national television, Spain; BBC, UK; and classical radio stations in South Africa, Bulgaria, Norway, China, and Australia. Hatch has published ten volumes of piano arrangements with Alfred Music and Jackman Music Corporations, authored the book, “Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Moments”, has written articles for American keyboard magazine, Clavier, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions and Foundation, USA.

    Ammon Bratt, an artist of considerable virtuosity and emotional range has garnered numerous awards in prestigious regional, national, and international piano competitions. A piano performance graduate from University of Michigan and recent Master's recipient of the distinguished Jacobs School of Misc in Indiana, Amman has been a guest soloist with several chamber and symphony orchestras, toured internationally throughout the Unite States, Europe, South Africa, and New Zealand with performances including dignitaries of various nations, and was invited to present a quest recital at the 2015 World Piano Teachers Conference in Nova Sad, Serbia. His renowned teachers include David Glen Hatch, Arthur Greene, and Andre Watts.

    This free event is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.