Posted 2 months ago
By John Axtell
Pianist Susanne Skyrm, whose October concert of Spanish and Latin American music at Chadron State College was postponed by the Winter Storm Atlas blizzard, returns for a second try this Friday at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Hall Auditorium.
The concert is free and open to the public. Chadron State is offering it online with live streaming on the college website at www.csc.edu
Skyrm has played throughout the U.S. and Europe, with several of her performances broadcast on public radio and on public access television.
She also recorded a CD of Spanish and Portuguese keyboard music of the eighteenth century on the National Music Museum’s rare Antunes fortepiano.
Skyrm, who holds a doctorate in piano performance and has been a faculty member at the University of South Dakota since 1988, is as well known as a scholar as a performer, with research interests in early keyboards and Spanish and Latin American keyboard music.
She has given presentations to multiple regional and national groups on Spanish and Latin American keyboard music, and her latest publication, “Anthology of Eighteenth-Century Spanish Keyboard Music,” was released in July 2010.
Skrym was also the first recipient of the USD College of Fine Arts Biennial Distinguished Professor Award in 2006