William Chapman Nyaho, piano
In this program, pianist William Chapman Nyaho performs “Dances in the Canebrakes” (Florence Price), “Deep River” from Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, op. 59 No. 10 (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor), “Troubled Water” (Margaret Bonds), “Four Studies in African Rhythm” (Fred Onovwerosuoke), “Flowers in Sand” (Bongani Ndodana-Breen), “Three Jamaican Dances” (Oswald Russell), and Sonata no. 1, op. 22 (Alberto Ginastera).
William Chapman Nyaho studied at Saint Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. He has compiled and edited Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora, a five-volume graded anthology published by Oxford University Press. This concert was recorded at the National Gallery of Art on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.