Albion College welcomes pianist Leslie Tung for a piano recital on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. Tung is chair of Kalamazoo College’s Music Department, teaching piano, fortepiano, and music theory and history classes. He will play a five-octave fortepiano, built in 1983 by Janine and Paul Poletti and based on an 18th-century instrument in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute.
Tung has been praised for his “sense of history, combined with skill and heart” (Stereophile) and “artistic courage and conspicuous energy” (Indianapolis Star), playing the fortepiano, an instrument favored by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. He has been recitalist at the First International Festival and Conference on Fortepiano in Antwerp, and has played at festivals and colleges worldwide.