Erik Entwistle

Erik Entwistle

Biography

Erik Entwistle received a B.A. in Music from Dartmouth College, where he studied with Sally Pinkas and Andrew Rangell. His M.M. in Piano Performance was earned at Washington University in St. Louis, studying fortepiano with Seth Carlin. He completed his Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His advisor was Michael Beckerman, and he studied piano and chamber music with Betty Oberacker. He currently teaches in Harvard University’s Core Program and Music Department, and is on the faculty of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Entwistle has devoted much of his performing and scholarly efforts to the music of Czech composers, and his work has been fea- tured in the New York Times, Opera Quarterly, The Kaprálová Society Newsletter and Slavic and East European Journal. His dissertation, entitled “Martinu in Paris: A Synthesis of Musical Styles and Symbols,” examines Martinu’s interwar residence in the French capital.  As pianist, Dr. Entwistle has presented concerts and lecture-recitals in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, as well as in Prague and in Martinu’s birthplace, Policka. He is featured on Summit Records’ CD of Martinu’s chamber works, entitled “Intermezzo: Works of Martinu,” in which he performs with Michele Zukovsky, principle clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with cellist Jakub Jerzy Omsky.

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