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Spencer Meyer to Perform at St. Petersburg College

Spencer Meyer

St. Petersburg College is excited to offer A Beautiful Evening with Spencer Meyer. Meyer will play Beethoven’s Sonata Op 110, Janáček’s In the Mists and Chopin’s Complete Ballades on March 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the SPC Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. North, St Pete 33710.

Lauded by the Boston Globe for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent after his 2012 Wigmore Hall recital debut, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage.

Myers’ career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition.

He has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cape Town and Johannesburg Philharmonics, the Indianapolis, New Haven and Phoenix Symphony Orchestras and Beijing’s China National Symphony.

A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University, he is currently a member of the Piano and Collaborative Piano faculty at Boston’s Longy School of Music of Bard College. Since 2017, he has released four CDs on the Steinway & Sons label. Learn more at

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Father Sean Duggan to perform solo recital

Father Sean Duggan

American pianist and organist, Father Sean Duggan, OSB, is slated to perform at the St. Petersburg College Music Center on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. North, St Petersberg, on January 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Duggan will perform Bach’s Concerto in the Italian Style (“Italian Concerto”) BWV 971, and Beethoven’s Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120.

Duggan was born in Jersey City, New Jersy, and he obtained his music degrees from Loyola University and Carnegie Mellon University. He earned a master’s degree in theology from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

Duggan won first prize in the Johann Sebastian Bach International Competition in 1983 and 1991. He has performed with many orchestras, including the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Leipzig Baroque Soloists, The Prague Chamber Orchestra, The American Chamber Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia. In 2000, Duggan performed the complete cycle of J.S. Bach’s keyboard works eight times in a series of fifteen recitals entitled Bach On the Threshold of Hope in various American and European cities. Duggan is Professor of Piano at SUNY Fredonia and on the faculty of the Golandsky Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Washington Post lauded Duggan, saying, “Fr. Duggan is a romantic and dramatic performer with astonishing technique.

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