For his recital, Dr. Bohnenstengel has selected a program featuring classical piano repertoire including Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor, K. 397, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight Sonata" and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20.
Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from Missouri Western State University. After earning his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), he received travel grants from the UNL Hixson-Lied Endowment to study and perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, and to study with Christoph Lieske at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg. His master class credits include studies with pianists Rita Sloan, Blanca Uribe, Ann Schein, and Murray Perahia.
He was recently featured as soloist in Mozart's Concerto in E-flat Major for Two Pianos, as pianist in a chamber production of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and as organist in a performance of John Rutter's Gloria. His avid interest in jazz music has led to collaborations with saxophone player Tom Herb and German trumpet player Christian Eberhard during the past year. Dr. Bohnenstengel currently teaches at Southern Utah University, and has previously taught at UNL and Doane College.
Don’t miss this opportunity – experience a master pianist and classic repertoire by attending Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel’s recital. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800.