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Ken Atkins
Music Department

October 5, 2012

Guest pianist, Javier Cendejas to perform
free recital at IU Southeast October 21

WHAT: Javier Cendejas, pianist

WHEN: Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Richard K. Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany



October 5, 2012

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast will present guest artist, pianist, Javier Cendejas on Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. Admission is free.

Javier Cendejas

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The first half of the program will include: Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18 by Robert SchumannPiano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight") and Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") by Ludwig van Beethoven. The second half of the program will be devoted to works by Frédéric Chopin and will include the Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2, the Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, the Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, the Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47, and the Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52.

JAVIER CENDEJAS, born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, is an accomplished concert pianist.  Before coming to the United States, he studied at the National Conservatory in Mexico City.  His initial studies in the U.S. were with Angelica Morales von Sauer, at the University of Kansas.

His career and continuing studies took him to New York City, where he studied with Dora Zazlavsky at the Manhattan School of Music.  He completed his Bachelor of Music Degree at The Juilliard School, as a scholarship student of Adele Marcus and Jacob Lateiner.

Javier Cendejas

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While living in New York, he served as both performance and rehearsal pianist with New York’s Joffrey Ballet Company, and participated in both capacities on several national tours with The Joffrey II ensemble.

After moving to Louisville, KY with his wife, Nancy, he worked with The Kentucky Opera Association, and served as a pianist in the Affiliate Artist program, traveling throughout Kentucky.

Javier continued his formal studies, earning a Master of Music Degree from the University of Louisville.  His formal studies were completed earning a Doctor of Music Degree at Indiana University, where his major field of study was piano performance. He also served as a graduate assistant/opera coach to Indiana’s opera department.  In 1976, he began 20 year association with the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, serving as staff accompanist, opera coach. 

Javier’s career as a performer includes numerous performances, with orchestras and as a recitalist, in Mexico, as well as in USA. He has performed with orchestras in Morelia Michoacán, in Monterrey Nuevo Leon and in Mexico City where he performed Rachmaninof's First Piano Concerto which was nationally televised. He has participated in Piano Festivals in Monterrey and in the city of Querétaro.

Javier has been idled from performance for a while and is presenting this program in order to share his love for music and specially his love for piano.

Parking: Free parking is available only in the Dogwood Lot directly in front of the Ogle Center from one hour before the performance until one hour after the conclusion of the performance. Vehicles parked in lots other than the Dogwood Lot without a permit will be ticketed.

For more information on this performance, future performances, academic programs and scholarships offered by the IU Southeast Music Department, please call (812) 941-2655 or visit

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