Piano Ensemble provides Lander undergraduate students with the opportunity to play duets (two pianists at one piano), piano duos (two pianists at two pianos), and quartets (four pianists at two pianos. Taught in a masterclass format, the ensemble is open to anyone with experience playing the piano. All participants will play at least one piano duet or piano duo with one of the piano faculty and at least one quartet with other students and faculty.

Every spring, Piano Ensemble members present a recital as part of the Lander University Keyboard Festival. Recent performances have included W. A. Mozart duet Sonatas, arrangements of Rachmaninoff Preludes, Debussy’s Petite Suite for piano duet, and popular tunes arranged for two pianos by Lander Professor Emeritus Anthony Lenti. The ensemble recital has also featured students performing in quartet performances of Saint Saёns Danse Macabre, movements from Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, and Tchaikovsky Marche Slave.

Interested pianists are encouraged to contact Robert Kelley (rkelley@lander.edu, 864-513-1593) or Anthony Lenti (tlenti@lander.edu, 864-388-8349).