Irish Pianist Barry Douglas to Round Out IPS Concert Season

By | March 2, 2018

World renowned pianist and Gold Medalist of the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano competition, Irish pianist Barry Douglas will perform the final concert in the 2017-2018 season of the International Piano Series (IPS) at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Hailed for his extreme musicality, melting lyricism and powerful playing, Douglas brings with him an expansive repertoire and the “ability to put his own artistry totally at the service of the composer.” His program will include an impressive body of repertoire featuring works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky. Learn more about Douglas’ accomplished career.

Paul Sánchez, Artistic Director of the IPS, says, “It is an honor to host Barry Douglas on the International Piano Series. Mr. Douglas is a legendary musician, and is a hero for the generation of pianists who have grown up impacted by his artistry.”

The concert will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. General admission is $20 and free for all students and College of Charleston employees. Buy tickets online, at the door, or by calling (843) 953-6315.

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Barry Douglas also will offer a master class, free and open to the public on Wednesday, March 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Cato Center for the Arts Room 234. Students from the Music Department at the College of Charleston will perform.


Housed within the College of Charleston School of the Arts, the International Piano Series is Charleston’s longest running, year-round program with a pure focus on piano. Consistent with the School’s mission, IPS plays a distinctive role in the lives of students and the community by implementing excellence in the arts and education and cultivating piano music appreciation.