Thursday, Sept. 8, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Squires Recital Salon

The playing of pianist Ryan Fogg has been described as “brilliant, with a high level of polish, impressive technical command, musical understanding and sensitivity.”  As an artist, he strives to convey the musical line with clarity while capturing the coloristic sonority of the instrument.  Audiences agree that his balanced and varied programming is quite effective in combining the standard masterpieces of the repertoire with less frequently heard but equally deserving works. 
He has presented solo recitals and is an avid chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and concerto soloist.  His orchestral debut occurred while performing Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds with the Knoxville Wind Symphony at the historic Tennessee Theatre.  In 2011, he released a CD recording through Albany Records entitled “The Fogg Project,” featuring new works by American composers.  A subsequent review of the recording by Fanfare Magazine described Fogg as “an excellent pianist, drawing an impressive range of sounds out of his instrument.” 

He currently holds the position of Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, where he teaches a wide range of courses, including applied piano, piano literature, piano ensemble, ear training, and form & analysis.