JOHN LEE ROBERTS
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JOHN LEE ROBERTS

Conway, Arkansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1985 | INDIE

Conway, Arkansas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1985
Solo Classical Blues

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"Warsaw Herald"

"....a formidable technique and a simply extraordinary depth of musicality........John Lee Roberts proves himself with his unique and sensitive approach." - Andjzej Karwala


"a pianist with depth"

"....finally a pianist with the courage to explore the depths of all the repertoire and not settle for stale interpretations......" - Helen Barry


"john lee roberts"

"........Holy smokes and mirrors.....bach to boogie and back.........with chops......" - Simon Jablansky


"Exceptional"

Wow!

He taught us new things and kept us up all night with his brilliant facility and sensitive touch....a southern American voice that has no boundaries..... Tomek - Lithuanian Republic


Discography

Improvisations(2009)
Blue(2010)
Living Composers Project #1(2010)

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I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.

- Pablo Neruda

John Lee Roberts was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. His teachers have included Dr. Kaye McAfee and Dr. Ann Barnwell Rye at Henderson State University, Joann Baker and John McIntyre at Kansas City Conservatory, Jack Winerock and Carine Gutlerner at the University of Kansas and Andrzej Dutkiewicz at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. He received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree with honors at the University of Kansas. His Post-Graduate study through the Institute for International Education in Washington, D.C. was as an NSEP scholar and Boren Fellow with study at the Akademia Muzycna im. Frydryka Chopina (Frederic Chopin Academy of Music) in Warsaw, Poland. He has participated in masterclass sessions with a myriad of artists and teachers including Alan Chow, Abby Simon, Claude Frank, Ann Schein, Ralph Votapek, Enrique Graf, Constance Keene, Carine Gutlerner, John McIntyre, Jan Ekier, Richard Angeletti, Sequira Costa, Richard Cass, R. Murray Schaeffer, John Perry and Howard Aibel.
His organ teachers have included Dr. Kaye McAfee and Dr. John Ditto.
His composition teachers have included Dr. Charles Hoag, Dr. Andzej Dutikiewicz and masterclass participation with Henryk Gorecki and R. Murray Schaffer.

His recent jazz/blues mentors have included Erwin Helfer, David Maxwell and Oscar Peterson.

He is working on various recital programs including his favorite pieces...

R. Muczynski "Masks" and "Tocatta"
H. Gorecki "Preludes"
Beethoven "Tempest" Sonata Op. 31 nr. 2
Chopin "Ballade" #1 in g minor
Rachmaninoff "Etude Tableaux" op. 33 nr 8
Bach "Prelude and Fugue" f moll
Arvo Part "Variations"
Arvo Part "Fur Alina"
A. Dutkiewicz "Suite"
A. Dutikiewicz "Three Sketches In Retrospect" for Eugene List(Eastman)
A. Ginastera "Danza's Argentinas"
Oscar Peterson "Nitetime"
Oscar Peterson "Blues Etude"

He has been invited to attend and perform at the 12th annual "from Chopin to Gorecki" festival at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Poland this summer.

He is completing working research in music and medicine culminating in an installation work for the fall of 2019 addressing Music and Madnesses