Eliza Garth

the enchanted piano

Widely regarded as an artist with a passionate voice and an adventurous spirit, pianist ELIZA GARTH has championed some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. Among these are the complete solo piano works of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Donald Martino, which she has recorded on two nationally acclaimed CDs for the Centaur label.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Garth is a founding member of the Chamber Players of the League of Composers/ISCM in New York City, and is in frequent demand as a guest artist. She is a member of the music faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

She has been recognized twice by the Maryland State Arts Council with the Individual Artist Award, most recently in 2010 for her performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes.

Media

John Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes” at Chicago’s Floating World Gallery

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Eliza Garth’s complete performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludeslive at Chicago’s Floating World Gallery, March 31, 2012, in celebration of the Cage centennial.  Preview concert for a.pe.ri.od.ic presents A John Cage Festival.


The Enchanted Piano: Dances for Piano with Electronics, Piano Strings, and Amplified Piano

PART 1 of the World Premiere of the choreographed version; Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Oct 2011
James Martin, choreographer; Eliza Garth, pianist
Henry Cowell: Aeolian Harp
Maurice Wright: Chamber Symphony (begins at 4’47”)
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 6 (20’58”)
Henry Cowell: Fleeting (30’42”)

PART 2 of the World Premiere of the choreographed version; Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Oct 2011
James Martin, choreographer; Eliza Garth, pianist
George Crumb: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik



John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (excerpts)

excerpts from  Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage, for prepared piano, performed live by Eliza Garth:

from Sonata VII

from Third Interlude

from Sonata XI

from Sonata XIII


Lucy's Terrace

Lucy’s Terrace from Caryn Cline on Vimeo.

Music: from Lightscapes by David Froom, written for and performed live by flutist Lucille Goeres and pianist Eliza Garth.


In the Conservatory

 In the Conservatory from Caryn Cline on Vimeo.

Music: “Canzone” by Samuel Barber, performed live by flutist Lucille Goeres and pianist Eliza Garth.


The End of Television

An elegy for two dancers who died from AIDs related illnesses, by video artist Shalom Gorewitz. Music by Roger Johnson, performed by pianists Yolanda Liepa and Eliza Garth. Available through Electronic Arts Intermix.