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Village Concert Series: David Kiser, Piano
November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for another Village Concert Series performance, this time we will be listening to the talented pianist, David Kiser. The program theme is: A South Carolina Piano Recital with music by Carlisle Floyd, Lily Stickland, and L. V. Beethoven. The concert will take place on Thursday, November 3rd in the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary at 7 p.m. Learn more about David below:
David Kiser is the Education and Community Engagement Manager of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra where he oversees the symphony’s extensive education programs. In Spring 2022, he introduced the newest program called Symphony Ambassadors that connects local high school music students with the symphony. He is married to the pianist Lisa Won Jung Kiser and they live with their family in Greenville, SC. He is the second oldest of ten children.
David began studying piano at 10. He obtained a Masters Degree in Piano Performance at Converse College with Professor Douglas Weeks. David hosts and produces On the Keys, an hour of piano music played by virtuoso pianists for South Carolina Public Radio. He received his Bachelor’s in Music from University of South Carolina. He also studied at the College of Charleston with full scholarship. He took part in the first annual Genesis Piano Competition in Myrtle Beach where he won first place. He performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Carolina Youth Symphony and as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival he performed Sergei Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 1 in Charleston and in Perugia, and Spoleto Italy. He won the Young Artist Competition at Converse College and performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Converse Symphony Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast on South Carolina Public Radio and he has performed and adjudicated throughout the state. He has taken lessons and worked with Marina Lomazov, Charles Fugo, Ilana Vered, Ann Schein, Yong Hi Moon, Robert Blocker, Natalya Antonova, Marvin Blickenstaff, Miles Hoffman and the Parker Quartet. As the producer of On the Keys he gets to regularly interview artists and performers.
He is a trained organist and harpsichordist and is a substitute keyboardist for Asheville, Greenville and Spartanburg Symphonies. David was the first ever Writer in Residence at the Pat Conroy Literary Center.