Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2007
Giuseppe Lupis, a recent doctoral graduate in music, is a virtuoso pianist whose dissertation, The Published Music of Keith Emerson: Expanding the Solo Piano Repertoire, makes a scholarly and performance-oriented contribution to the field of music. This work presents, for the first time, a biography of Emerson as a composer. It also focuses on three large Emerson works that could convincingly form a full-length solopiano recital. The bibliography material Lupis amassed will be a source of research for years to come. International interest in his work is a testament to the impact this research will have on both music historyand performance.