Guest Artist Recital to Feature Pianist Alessandra Feris

Guest piano recital

Event Details


Date: October 3, 2017

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public


Augustana Performing and Visual Arts is pleased to present a guest artist recital featuring Dr. Alessandra Feris, assistant professor of piano at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Feris will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Kresge Recital Hall. 

Feris has as an extensive career as soloist and chamber musician. She has performed widely in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Serbia and in the United States.

The recital is free and open to the public and will feature the following selections: 

The Maiden and the Nightingale from Goyescas — Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Marosszék Dances — Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Opus 5 —Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


About Dr. Feris

Following undergraduate studies at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazilian pianist Alessandra Feris studied at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Franz Liszt’ in Weimar, Germany, where she received the Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Thomas Steinhöfel and the legendary Lazar Berman. In 2001, she came to the United States as a student and teaching assistant of Réne Lecuona at the University of Iowa where she earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance. She a doctoral degree in Piano Performance at Florida State University in 2009.

Feris recently joined the music faculty of University of South Dakota. A passionate collaborative pianist, she enjoys performing with colleagues and is a member of Duo Weimar with cellist Pedro Bielschowsky.