Pianist, Meriette Saglie - B.M., M.M., D.M.A.

Pianist, Meriette Saglie - B.M., M.M., D.M.A.

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Join us for this recital and lecture, "Organicism and its Idiomatic Musical Role in the Music of Johannes Brahms".

Johannes Brahms is considered one of the pinnacle composers of the 19th century Romantic Era in Western Europe.  His music exhibits a rhetoric that is singular and distinct, influencing a legacy of composers that followed him, all the way into the contemporary veins of musical composition. This lecture will focus on the historical background and compositional trajectory of Johannes Brahms, as well as the manner in which he treated the expressive compositional tool of the “Sonata Form” genre. Special emphasis will be given to his first published work, Piano Sonata Op. 1 No.1 in C Major. The lecture will be followed by a performance of this magnificent work.

Lunch will be provided by Papa Christo's Greek Restaurant.

Dr. Meriette Saglie - Pianist



Pianist, Dr. Meriette Saglie, was born to Chilean parents in Los Angeles, California. She began her piano studies at the early age of four with Sasha Popovich and, since then, has had a unique and internationally enriched musical upbringing. At the age of twelve, she moved to Vienna, Austria, where a fortuitous audition led to a coveted study opportunity at the University of Music of Vienna’s pre-college program. By the time she was sixteen, Dr. Saglie transferred to Santiago, Chile where she studied at the Music Conservatory of the University of Chile and in 2007, she was accepted to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music under the tutelage of pianist and pedagogue Vitaly Margulis.


From 2009-2018, Dr. Saglie attended the USC Thornton School of Music where she obtained a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and a Doctoral of Musical Arts, earning the latter with distinction.  All degrees at USC were specialized in solo piano performance and, for her DMA, she also minored in chamber music, music theory, and instrumental conducting. Dr. Saglie’s primary mentor during her studies at USC was pianist and pedagogue, Daniel Pollack. She also served as the head-teaching assistant for USC Thornton’s Secondary Piano Program for five years.


Dr. Saglie has won various international competition awards and has performed internationally, including at the Los Angeles Museum of Art in California, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, and the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. She has also participated in various high-profile events, such as fundraisers for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Austrian Radio: ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk), where she was part of a broadcasted symposium held by pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy. She has taken part in other significant public and private symposiums led by pianists/pedagogues such as Oleg Malov, Alfredo Perl, Claudio Martinez Mehner, and Svetlana Navassardian.


Dr. Saglie has a strong affinity to contemporary music, and is currently collaborating with her brother, established and internationally acclaimed composer and pedagogue, Luis Saglie, as official champion of his solo and collaborative piano works in upcoming projects of concerts and lectures. This collaboration launched at Dr. Saglie’s final DMA solo piano recital at the Joyce J. Camilleri Hall of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, where she gave the world premiere of his Piano Sonata No. 2, “Las Mil Calles”, along with a preceded lecture and discussion with the composer.


Dr. Saglie acknowledges the professors of her formative years who influenced her musical upbringing and career -  Sofia Kashper, Elizabeth Dvorak-Weisshaar, Stefan Vladar, Fernando Cortez, and Victoria Foust.



Event Information

Cost: $15/person; includes lecture performance and lunch


Sunday, 08/5/18 at 11:00am - 2:00pm | iCal


Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall at USC
3620 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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