The Steinway Society of South Jersey presented a wonderful Artist Recital at our Cherry Hill location last Sunday with pianist, Vincent Craig, performing works by Joplin, Florence Price, Gershwin, and Margaret Bonds.

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Dr. Vincent Craig earned his Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College where he studied with Frances Walker. He then went on to earn his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he studied with Ann Schein. By age ten he had performed a program for television station WNEW in New York, and a few years later he appeared on the USA Television Network. While enrolled at the La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts in New York he was a piano student of Jascha Zayde. He won the Scott Joplin Award from the Brooklyn Opera Society and a scholarship from the Brooklyn Chapter of the Links.

Some of Dr. Craig’s performances include appearances in New York City at the Lincoln Center Library, Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Federal Hall, in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center, and in Washington D.C. at the State Department, among others. He has attended the Aspen Music Festival and he has studied with and accompanied master classes by many internationally famous artists. His repertoire represents over 300 years of piano literature, with a special emphasis on works by African-American composers.

Dr. Craig has also appeared as guest soloist with the Delaware County Symphony, the West Chester University Chamber Winds, the West Chester Chamber Orchestra, the Wilmington Community Orchestra, and the Chester County Pops, with whom he has served as both soloist and guest conductor.

Vincent Craig is an Associate Professor of Piano at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  In 2013 he released a CD of Bach solo keyboard music.

Thank you, Dr. Craig, for a beautiful afternoon of music in Cherry Hill!

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