Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-01-19

Celebrated pianist Jeremy Denk will perform at Samford University Feb. 2-3 through the university's Davis Architects Guest Artist Series and Morris Piano Festival and Competition.
Denk will will perform in Brock Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets for the performance are $20 (adult,) $15 (55+)  and $10 (student/child) at arts.samford.edu or (205) 726-2853.
He also will present a piano master class Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall (open to the public and free-of-charge).

Denk has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras in some of the nation's most prestigious venues and has collaborated with many of the world’s finest string quartets. The New York Times describes Denk's playing as “bracing, effortlessly virtuosic, and utterly joyous,” and reviewers frequently comment on the freshness and originality of his musical interpretations.
Denk's widely-read blog, “Think Denk”, is highly praised and frequently referenced by many in the music press and industry. There, Denk writes about his touring, practicing and otherwise unrelated experiences, and delves into detailed musical analyses and essays. 

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.