Pianist and Furman University Professor Ruby Morgan will present a solo recital in Brevard College’s Ingram Auditorium (Dunham Music Building) on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Morgan’s performance on our campus of a truly unique body of piano literature for the left hand,” said Dr. Laura McDowell, professor of music and interim chair for the Division of Fine Arts at BC.
Morgan has enjoyed a long performance career, both as a recitalist and as a soloist with orchestra. She suffered with focal dystonia – a neurological condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions – in her right hand, and as a result, performed widely in literature written for the left hand only. Morgan has brought her unique talents to major venues, including the Spoleto festival, the Music @ Ascension Series in New York City, and at the College Music Society and the Music Teachers National Association conferences.
Morgan has given lecture recitals on the music of women composers at the International Congress of Women in Music and the South-Atlantic College Music Society. She is a board member at the Brevard Music Center, where she served on the Artist Faculty for several years, and where she had her debut as an orchestral soloist at the age of 15.
Morgan holds degrees from Florida State University and Winthrop University, with additional studies at Juilliard, the Aspen Music School, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Monday’s program will include original pieces for the left hand by Alexander Scriabin and Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as transcriptions of pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard Wagner.