Melissa Sky-Eagle
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Solo Artist

                                                   

Dr. Melissa Sky-Eagle is an accomplished solo performer, with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral  degrees in classical piano performance. In Athens, Georgia, she premiered Dr. Robert Gross' "Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments," with the University of Georgia Wind Symphony, under the baton of Dr. John Lynch. Dr. Lynch commented, "Her playing was poetic, insightful and lucid; and she had complete command of the instrument, weaving lines that ranged from transparent to spikey."
  
In a recent recital, she performed Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Suite No. 4 in E minor by George Frideric Handel, and Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major by Sergei Prokofiev. She has a special passion for 20th century Russian music, particularly the works of Prokofiev. Melissa's favorite piano sonata is the Prokofiev 7th, Op. 83, because of the deeply emotional impact and compact perfection of the work.
 
To hear Melissa perform representative selections from a recent recital, click on each individual movement:
 
M. P. Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
 
G. F. Handel, Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429
 
Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84

 

A virtuoso pianist, Melissa is available to present recitals and/or to perform as a soloist with your orchestra.

Dr. Melissa Sky-Eagle has performed as the piano soloist with orchestras, including:

Concerto C major, K. 415                              Mozart

Choral Fantasy, Op. 80                                  Beethoven

Concerto No. 3, Op. 26                                 Prokofiev

 

Other concertos in Dr. Sky-Eagle’s repertoire include:

Concerto in G major, K. 453                            Mozart

Concerto in C minor, Op. 37                           Beethoven

Concerto in G minor, Op. 25                           Mendelssohn

Concerto No. 1 in Eb major                             Liszt

Concerto in A minor, Op. 16                           Grieg

Concerto No. 1, Op. 35                                  Shostakovich

 


 

Special Events

Melissa Sky-Eagle is available to perform at your wedding, reception, office party, or other special event. She often plays an “easy listening” assortment of Broadway songs, piano arrangements of jazz standards, popular songs, television and movie themes, New Age songs, as well as light classical music.

A sampling of event repertoire might include:

Make Someone Happy

Peanuts Theme

Somewhere Out There (An American Tail)

Ebb Tide

Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)

Sonata in A major, K. 331 (Mozart)

Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)

Songs from a Secret Garden

Bring Him Home (Les Misérables)

Tara’s Theme (Gone With the Wind)

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)

This Is the Moment (Jekyll & Hyde) 

Contact Dr. Sky-Eagle for more information or specific pieces.