Pianist Paul Kenyon will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Kenyon, professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Debussy. The concert, titled “Famous Last Words” will feature some of the final masterpieces from each composer.
Dedicated to sharing the joy of piano music with audiences of all kinds, Kenyon said he particularly enjoys welcoming audiences who are new to the concert listening experience.
Through creative programming and spoken word, he enables listeners to gain access to deeper musical enjoyment and understanding.
Born in upstate New York, Kenyon earned a doctorate musical arts in piano performance from Michigan State University. He also holds degrees from Mansfield University and Bowling Green State University, with additional studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Kenyon performs as pianist for Trio Point Loma, a resident faculty chamber ensemble. Before moving to San Diego, he taught piano at Western Michigan University and Wright State University.
Along with his musical background, Kenyon has studied the Alexander Technique with Eileen Troberman, Mio Morales and Evangeline Benedetti. From this work he has developed teaching workshops called, ‘Performing with Poise,” which combines heightened sensitivity to kinesthetic awareness of the body in movement with cognitive understanding of the performance process.