Peter Miyamoto characterizes his career as a classical concert pianist as "moonlighting." Although modest, this MU professor of Music has played extensively throughout the United States and the world and is widely renowned for his solo work. Performing classical music becomes by necessity a re-creative art, Miyamoto explains. Making "a bunch of black dots on the page" come to life isn’t easy.
Although our recording can’t do Miyamoto’s music justice, listen to and watch him perform a sample from Chopin’s Ballade No.1 in G minor, op. 23.
Miyamoto describes the preparation for his recent CD – Chopin: Ballades and Fantasies (2004) – as “a labor of love.”
Along with his schedule of national and international performances, Miyamoto values the opportunity to play locally with the Odyssey Chamber Series and the upcoming Plowman Chamber Music Competition.
Teaching piano at MU involves intensive one-on-one lessons between the student and the teacher.
Miller performs eight short pieces of Tennessee Williams letters as edited by Albert Develin, Professor of English. Miller is accompanied by singer and professional actress, Jennifer Gray.