Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Hall of Music and Art
5 W. Cache La Poudre St. (map)
DescriptionPerformance, Concert, Competition
Pianist John Novacek is the guest artist for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Amateur Piano Competition. Novacek regularly performs internationally as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. A highly sought-after soloist and collaborative artist as well as composer, Novacek has appeared with Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, and Lella Josefowicz, among others, and in major halls across the world, including the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie's Zankel Hall, and in halls across Europe and Japan. The LA Times has praised this California native as having "a commanding presence at the keyboard...sterling technique...virile, integrated playing."