NATCHITOCHES – Pianist Jennifer Hayghe will perform at Northwestern State University Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The concert is part of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Tickets are $15. Students are admitted free. Dr. Francis Yang and Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen are the organizers of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Information on the Louisiana Piano Series International is available at music.nsula.edu/lpsi.
Hayghe has performed in solo recitals and made orchestral appearances throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where she was the last student of legendary artist-teacher Adele Marcus. Hayghe won every possible award for a Juilliard pianist. This included the William Petschek Debut Award which resulted in her New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.
Hayghe's orchestral appearances include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and other leading orchestras in the United States and abroad. She has performed in major chamber music series, including the Museum of Modern Art's Summergarden series and Bargemusic in New York. Hayghe has performed as a chamber musician in the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and has taught chamber music throughout the United States and Central America. She has been featured in radio broadcasts, including National Public Radio's “Performance Today” series, and on live broadcasts on the major classical radio stations of Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City. Her first solo recording, “Paintings From the Piano,” featuring works by Debussy, Schumann and Mussorgksy, was recently released by Centaur Records.
Hayghe has served as a featured artist at music teachers conventions in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia, and has performed and taught as a soloist and chamber musician at universities and colleges throughout the country. She was the Barineau Endowed Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Louisiana State University. Hayghe was the recipient of a 2004 Artists Fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and was subsequently invited to be on the State Artists Touring Roster.