Renowned concert pianist Dr. Lynelle James will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Jean Browne Theatre on the Tyler Junior College main campus.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
The program will include pieces by Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt.
James has performed in venues including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and in concert halls across the United States, Italy, Canada, New Zealand and the Caribbean.
The daughter of New Zealand pianist David James and New York pianist Robelyn Schrade-James, James grew up in New York City and began performing publicly at age 5 as a student of her grandparents, Rolande and Robert Schrade.
By age 10, she had appeared with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in New Zealand and enrolled as a full-scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music pre-college division, where she was a regular winner of scholarships and competition awards.
She received her Doctor of Musical Arts in 2012 from the University of Michigan, studying under noted pianist Arthur Greene and presenting a dissertation on the life and music of the politically repressed composer of the Russian avant-garde, Nikolai Roslavets.
Her debut album for solo piano was released May 2017 and selected for the American Record Guide’s Critics’ Choice List by music critic Alan Becker, who praised her “spiritually and emotionally gut-wrenching” and “technically immaculate” playing.