Guest Artist Masterclass
Yasmin Alami, piano
Tuesday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
MUS 232, $Free
Yasmin Alami will teach a masterclass featuring undergraduate and graduate piano performance students from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
Yasmin Alami has been called “a truly remarkable young pianist” and “extremely musical” by the renowned pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont. A Jordanian pianist, Miss Alami established herself as an international musician appearing as both a soloist and chamber musician. She has given extensive performances across the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
Most recently, she was invited to perform at the Santa Cruz Foundation of the Arts in Arizona, Friends of Jordan Piano Festival in Jordan, and The Old Westbury Gardens Music Series in New York.
Born in Amman, Yasmin started playing the piano at an early age and at 18 she moved to France to continue her musical education. For two consecutive years, she was awarded the First prize as a soloist and chamber musician from the Conservatoire National de Tours (2004) and First prize as a soloist at the Regional Piano Competition held in Orléans, France (2005). In 2006, Miss Alami was invited to perform a private solo recital to Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan Ali whom subsequently granted her a full scholarship to continue her musical education, and in 2009 she had made her New York debut recital at Steinway Hall. Other notable performances include Ecole Normale de Musique- Alfred Cortot in Paris (France), Bibliotheque Communale de Braine l’Alleud in Brussels (Belgium) Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias in Madeira (Portugal) the, Salle Ockeghem and Espace Malreaux in Tours (France) amongst others.
Having also gained a reputation of an established pedagogue, Ms. Alami has been invited to be a jury member for several piano competitions, namely, the Piano Concerto Competition and the Trester Piano Competition at the Fred Fox School of Music University of Arizona, the Arizona State Music Teachers Association Honors Competition, the Roberta Savler Piano Competition, and the Sonatina Piano Competition. She has served on the faculty at the University of Jordan for four years as a full-time lecturer and piano professor and had private piano studios in New York City, Amman, and Tucson.
Yasmin holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and chamber music from the Conservatoire National de Région de Tours, and a Bachelor of Arts in musicology from the Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, in France. Her major teachers include Philippe Entremont, Andre-Michel Schub, Nelson Delle Vigne, and Philip Kawin. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband. She is currently the only Jordanian pianist performing in North America.