Kohler, Wis. – August 30, 2021 – Arts at the Waelderhaus welcomes classical pianist Ngaruiya Kariuki on Sunday, September 12 at 2 p.m. The performance will be an indoor concert held in the Saal of the Waelderhaus. Ngaruiya Kariuki, an endocrinologist, pianist and passionate musician, will delight guests with a classic concert featuring compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin.
Kariuki began his musical studies at age five playing the piano and recorder and adding the violin as an adolescent. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, he received training from various teachers including Julia and Dick Moss, both recipient Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for their tremendous contribution to music instruction and orchestral direction in Kenya.
He earned a diploma in piano performance in 2007 and in the same year won the senior category Young Musicians Competition in East Africa hosted by Kenton College, Nairobi.
Thereafter, he enrolled to medical school in Grenada. At university, the transatlantic winds of change blew in the direction of London, followed by New York, where he later completed an internal medicine residency. He then moved to Houston to pursue fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. While in Houston, he played in the violin section of the Texas Medical Center Orchestra (TMCO). TMCO was awarded first and second place in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 series respectively of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (community division).
Admission to “Arts at the Waelderhaus” is free, and reservations are strongly encouraged. No tickets are necessary. Please call the Waelderhaus at 920-453-2851 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot. For the safety of our employees and guests, we ask non-vaccinated guests to please wear a mask when inside the Waelderhaus.
The Waelderhaus is managed by Kohler Foundation and offers unique cultural events throughout the year. It’s located at 1100 W. Riverside Dr., Kohler, and is open daily (except holidays) to the public for guided tours free of charge at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Kohler Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation that supports arts, education, and art preservation initiatives in Sheboygan County and the state of Wisconsin.