Isadora Pastragus-Wilson , Diplôme Supérieur
- Office: CFA 140
- Phone: (775) 784-6862
Praised by La Voix de Lille, France as a "Fairy pianist", Mrs Pastragus captivated audiences with her mature command and formidable display of repertoire. In a series programs that seethed with intellectual energy and charisma, she sparked the public's enthusiasm, becoming a crowd favorite.
Mrs Pastragus began her piano studies at age 4 in her native Romania and earned a Diplôme Supérieur (Doctural Studies) in piano performance from Royal Conservatory of Music (Brussels, Belgium), an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Rice University.
Mrs Pastragus has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. Her assured touch on the keyboard graced stages in Bucharest ,Kishinev, Moscow, Rome, Lille, Paris , Brussels Cleveland , New York , Houston, Reno. She regularly performs with orchestras around the world in some of the most renowned concert halls. As a chamber musician Mrs Pastragus has performed with violonist Alla Aronovskaya (St. Petersburg Quartet), pianist Cristina Ortiz and the world celebrated quartet Ad Libitum.
No stranger to live radio and TV performances , her playing had been broadcasted for Romanian Moldavian, Russian, French and Belgian National Television as well as Cleveland's WCLV. Due to her talent and artistic abilities, Mrs Pastragus has been frequently invited to perform for dignitaries such as Pope John Paul II, Queen Paola and Prince Philippe of Belgium and former President George H. W. Bush.
Currently, Mrs Pastragus serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Music Department of University of Nevada Reno where she teaches piano and provides vocal and instrumental coaching.
September 28, 2001 Inaugural Concert
The Kay Africa Memorial Organ – C.B. Fisk Opus II6
Conducted by Paul Polivnick
Isadora Pastragus, piano
Recorded: September 28, 2001 in Finney Chapel
- Label: Oberlin Recordings
Music Performances at UNR
Faculty and student ensemble performances occur frequently throughout each semester. Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for upcoming recitals and concerts.