2700 W Fifth St.
Hastings, NE 68901-4677
Pianist Jonathan Sokasits is equally at home as solo recitalist, concerto soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician. He has performed hundreds of concerts in venues ranging from area high schools to state, regional, national, and international conventions and festivals to Carnegie Hall. He has performed across the country, and in Canada, Cyprus, and New Zealand. Sokasits appears on critically acclaimed CDs on the Mark and Albany labels. He has appeared in recital with the Chiara String Quartet, the Oakwood Chamber Players, the Petrella percussion and piano duo, the Nebraska Chamber Players, and numerous faculty colleagues and students.
Dr. Sokasits’ solo recitals (70 - 90 minutes of music) often center upon some unifying theme or concept covering a wide variety of styles from traditional concert music to art music influenced by jazz and popular music. All programs feature spoken “program notes” that highlight the historical background of the pieces performed, including demonstrations from the keyboard. In addition to being a performer, Sokasits is a devoted teacher, and is available upon request to present master classes with students of all ages, and workshops for piano teacher organizations and students.
Technical Requirements: Grand or upright piano, tuned on the day before or day of the performance.
Fees: Maximum negotiable fee: $900
Availability: Prefer weekend and evening performances. Travel on the day of performance limited to three hours.