Past Event

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia featuring Peter Rutkowski, classical piano @ Faculty House

October 17, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1-2pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.


F. Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Major, WTC II, BWV 870

R. Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22

i. Vivacissimo

ii. Andantino

iii. Scherzo

iv. Rondo

F. Schubert: Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142 No. 3

F. Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

F. Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254, R. 90


Peter Rutkowski is a rising Columbia College sophomore from Granger, Indiana, studying Financial Economics. Since the age of five, he's been pursuing classical piano, and he currently studies with Dr. Dmitry Alexeev. In the Music Performance Program, Peter is an active performer for Music Humanities Classes and for the Chamber Players Carnegie Hall Series. He's studied at such institutions as the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Notre Dame, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Colburn Conservatory, and he's performed across the United States as featured soloist and competition winner. Recently, he's won first prize in the Concert Festival International Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, and Symphony of the Lakes Concerto Competition. Peter also serves as an organist for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. At Columbia, Peter is on the board of the Journal of Politics & Society, the past president of John Jay Hall Council, and a consultant for 180 Degrees Consulting. He was recently named a Laidlaw Scholar, the recipient of a two-year international leadership and research fellowship.

All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

 Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.