The Los Alamos Arts Council presents Alexander Schwarzkopf with David Schepps in concert at noon Dec. 4 for the Brown Bag performance at Fuller Lodge. All Brown Bag concerts are free and open to the public.
Currently, Schwarzkopf is on the piano faculty at the University of New Mexico, where he recently performed a recital of music by Beethoven and Shostakovich for cello and piano with Schepps and a solo recital and lecture on Steinbach’s “Figures: 17 Choreographic Etudes for Piano,” the latter at the invitation of the composer. Selections from the Steinbach composition as well as music for cello and piano by Prokofiev will be featured on the program for the December Brown Bag concert.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Alexander Schwarzkopf was raised in a family of artists; his father is an architect and prolific string player from Stuttgart, Germany and his mother was an actress and professional puppeteer.
He first performed in public at age 8 and became a scholarship student in piano at Colorado College at age 12.
In 2003, he was a finalist at the Val Tidone “Silvio Bengalli International” Piano Competition in Pianello, Italy.