Robin Morace & Stephanie Schmidt: American Music from the National Archives


Sigal Music Museum

516 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Join Sigal Music Museum for an evening of music on two historical pianos in the collection!

Doors open at 7:00 PM | Concert begins at 7:30 PM

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American Music from the National Archives on two of the Museum’s American-made historical pianos!

About Robin Morace

Robin Morace holds degrees in performance and composition from SUNY Fredonia, where he studied piano with Fr. Sean Duggan, and is a recent graduate of the doctoral program at UNC Greensboro, where he studied modern piano and historical keyboard instruments with Andrew Willis. He has taken summer courses at the Académie de Musique Tibor Varga, the Prague Conservatory, and the Orford Academy, has played in historical piano masterclasses for Malcolm Bilson, David Breitman, Bart van Oort, Jacques Ogg, and Pierre Goy, and has participated in the Chopin Institute’s International Master Course, working with Alexei Lubimov and Tobias Koch on nineteenth-century pianos. He has given performances and lecture-recitals on a wide variety of historical keyboard instruments, including prior encounters with the instruments of the Sigal Music Museum.

About Stephanie Schmidt

While completing a piano performance M.M. in Lincoln, Nebraska, Stephanie Schmidt discovered the artistic joys of performing on historical keyboards––and has continued to “look back” ever since. Though progressing towards a traditional piano D.M.A. at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, she spends a great deal of time practicing and performing on old and interesting pianos from the mid-1700s to the mid-1800s. Highlights of this journey include two solo performances at Sigal Music Museum (2018), in addition to shared performances at the Blandwood House in Greensboro (2019) and the Piano Performance Museum in Hunter, NY (2021, 2022). Stephanie has presented and performed at historical keyboard conferences since 2015, using these opportunities to bring attention to domestically scaled and uniquely voiced pianofortes.

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